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An ode to Maya Angelou
The beloved poet and author is gone. Her inspiring words will stir people for generations to come.

Read more about Maya Angelou:

Maya Angelou, lyrical witness of the Jim Crow South dies at 86 (The New York Times)

Listen: Dr. Maya Angelou recites her poem Phenomenal Woman (

Read an excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House)

Read about Angelou's life (

Watch an interview with Oprah Winfrey where Maya Angelou talks calypso and forgiveness:

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Lauren Hansen is the multimedia editor at A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she started her career in arts publishing and has since worked at media outlets including the BBC and Frontline.


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