12:30 PM EDT 12/22/2014
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 05/28/2014 01:10PM
From the Clintons to Common, a who's who of the poet laureate's biggest fans
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.
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
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.
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.
Originally posted 05/28/2014 01:55PM
Maya Angelou is getting a presidential farewell as the nation's top leaders honor the beloved poet.
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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