Legacies in Black Literature: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison

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It's an Honor

In November 2013, Maya Angelou was finally honored by the book world. At the 64th National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison presented Angelou with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community. Angelou died on Wednesday (May 28) and she will continue to live on in her poetry, song, television and play appearances Here, BET.com takes a look some of Angelou’s and Morrison’s most acclaimed works and accomplishments—Dominique Zonyeé (@DominiqueZonyee) 

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