Maya Angelou Dead at 86 (1928 – 2014)

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Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses
BOSTON, United States: Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses the Democratic National Convention 27 July, 2004, in Boston, Massachusetts. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is to be officially nominated by the convention 29 July. AFP PHOTO/STAN HONDA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Coretta Scott-King (L), widow of slain civil right
Coretta Scott-King (L), widow of slain civil right
BRONX, UNITED STATES: Coretta Scott-King (L), widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Maya Angelou speak to members of the media 02 June after visiting Betty Shabazz, the widow of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X, at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Shabazz, is in critical condition at the Bronx hospital, suffering third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body. She was the victim of a fire allegedly set by Malcolm Shabazz, her 12-year-old grandson. (Photo credit should read JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Bill Clinton(R) congratulates poet/wr
WASHINGTON, : US President Bill Clinton(R) congratulates poet/writer Maya Angelou(L) after presnting her with the National Medal of Arts during ceremonies 20 December, 2000 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. The award is presented to individuals for their contributions to the arts in America. AFP PHOTO/ Stephen JAFFE (Photo credit should read STEPHEN JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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2009 Great Sports Legends Dinner to Cure Paralysis - Inside
2009 Great Sports Legends Dinner to Cure Paralysis - Inside
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06: Dr. Maya Angelou speaks at The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis (national fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis) at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 6, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Miami Project)
Glamour Magazine Honors The 2009 Women of the Year - Inside
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Honoree/Dr. Maya Angelou speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
Garden Party Celebration For Dr. Maya Angelou's 82nd Birthday
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - MAY 20: Dr. Maya Angelou attends her 82nd birthday party with friends and family at Angelou's home on May 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
Dr. Maya Angelou Honored By The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait
Dr. Maya Angelou Honored By The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - JUNE 21: Dr. Maya Angelou poses at the the Special Recognition Event for Dr. Maya Angelou ? The Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait at Dr. Angelou's home June 21, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Ken Charnock/Getty Images)
AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards
AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Maya Angelou speaks during the AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards at Ronald Reagan Building on December 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
The 2011 Common Ground Foundation Gala Fundraiser
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 16: Dr. Maya Angelou attends the 2011 Common Ground Foundation gala fundraiser at the Intercontinental Hotel on April 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Maya Angelou attends the Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels at the New York Public Library on October 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Norman Mailer Center)
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala Sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Arrivals
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala Sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Arrivals
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Tony Bennett and Maya Angelou attend The Norman Mailer Center Fifth Annual Benefit Gala at The New York Public Library at The New York Public Library on October 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for The Norman Mailer Center)
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Maya Angelou and Robert Loomis appear onstage at the Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels at the New York Public Library on October 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Norman Mailer Center)
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Maya Angelou appears onstage at the Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels at the New York Public Library on October 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Norman Mailer Center)
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