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Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

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Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

Los Angeles Times - By Carolyn Kellogg

Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President Clinton's inauguration in 1993. She was the first …

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