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Maya Angelou Honored by Bill Clinton, Oprah & More at Memorial Service

Maya Angelou Honored by Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and More at Memorial Service

Originally posted 06/07/2014 11:30AM

Family, friends and famous admirers including first lady Michelle Obama, former president Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey gathered Saturday in North Carolina and paid tribute to poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou.

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Maya Angelou Memorial Service Set for Saturday

Maya Angelou Memorial Service Set for Saturday

Originally posted 06/02/2014 09:40AM

A memorial service will be held at Wake Forest University for poet and author Maya Angelou, who died last week.

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Watch Children Recite Maya Angelou's Poetry | Maya Angelou

UpdatePosted 05/29/2014 12:25PM

See These Adorable Children (and More) Recite Maya Angelou's Poetry

Originally posted 05/28/2014 12:55PM

Amid the sorrow of Maya Angelou's death, the news has also given us a renewed appreciation for Angelou's life.

The acclaimed author, who died Wednesday morning at the age of 86, touched the lives of many through her work, which included the groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and decades of political activism.

But of all of Angelou's varied accomplishments, it was likely her poetry that earned the writer her youngest fans. Simple, lyrical and emphatic, Angelou's verses were as easy to learn as they were hard to forget.

To honor Angelou's memory, let's look at her work as filtered through the joy and self-assurance of a younger generation.

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Remembering Maya Angelou: See the Poet Laureate with Her Famous Friends | Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey

Remembering Maya Angelou: See the Poet Laureate with Her Famous Friends

Originally posted 05/28/2014 01:10PM

From the Clintons to Common, a who's who of the poet laureate's biggest fans

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Robin Roberts Mourns 'True Renaissance Woman' Maya Angelou | Maya Angelou, Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Mourns 'True Renaissance Woman' Maya Angelou

Originally posted 05/29/2014 09:00AM

Maya Angelou is remembered as a giant of literature and a champion of civil rights. But Robin Roberts also cherishes the quieter, more personal moments she shared with her friend.

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Cooking From the Heart: Maya Angelou's Buttermilk Biscuits | Great Ideas, Maya Angelou

Cooking From the Heart: Maya Angelou's Buttermilk Biscuits

Originally posted 05/29/2014 06:45AM

The award-winning poet was also a welcoming host who put her passion for feeding people into two cookbooks

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From ESSENCE.com: Maya Angelou on What Makes a True Friend

From ESSENCE.com: Maya Angelou on the Difference Between Acquaintances and Friends

Originally posted 05/28/2014 05:45PM

American icon Maya Angelou has passed away at 86. The following is an interview between the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and ESSENCE former editor-in-chief Marcia Ann Gillespie in 2011.

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Maya Angelou's Essentials: Five of Her Most Notable Works

Maya Angelou: Some of Her Most Notable Works

Originally posted 05/28/2014 03:25PM

Beloved author and activist Maya Angelou, who died on Wednesday at the age of 86, wrote six autobiographies, three books of essays and several collections of poetry.

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Maya Angelou Remembered as 'Kind' and 'Strong' by President Obama

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton Honor Maya Angelou After Her Death

Originally posted 05/28/2014 01:55PM

Maya Angelou is getting a presidential farewell as the nation's top leaders honor the beloved poet.

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Remembering Maya Angelou's Most Inspirational Quotes

Words to Live By: Remembering Maya Angelou's Inspirational Quotes

Originally posted 05/28/2014 01:20PM

Maya Angelou made her mark on the world, one word at a time.

Angelou, an award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist, died Wednesday at 86, leaving behind a legacy of wisdom. She was a voice for the silent, a fearless megaphone for the oppressed and, above all, a spokesperson for the power of love.

Here, six of her most inspirational and enduring quotes that will undoubtedly live on for generations to come.

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