Celebrating the Life of Dr. Maya Angelou

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  • Celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou
  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Overcoming Discrimination and Sexual Assault
  • College Scholarships, 16 and Pregnant
  • Maya Takes the Stage
  • Produces Cabaret for Freedom,
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • 1970s: Theatre, Television and Poetry
  • Maya Speaks at President Bill Clinton's Inauguration
  • Receives National Medal of Arts
  • Angelou Tweets Last Public Words

Celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou

Award-winning poet, author, dancer and scholar Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 on May 28, 2014. She was found dead in her Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home. Angelou’s words have impacted generations all over the world. BET.com honors the life and times of Angelou. — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_

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