• MICHELLE OBAMA photo | Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama

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Published: Wednesday May 28, 2014 13:10 PM EDT



Michelle Obama presents the Literary Arts award to Angelou, one of the first African-American women to make the best-sellers list with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, whom she calls one of her "she-roes" at the January 2012 BET Honors in Washington, D.C.