In Memoriam: 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

In Memoriam: Dr. Maya Angelou

Award-winning poet, author, dancer and scholar Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 on May 28, 2014. Angelou’s words have impacted generations all over the world. The BET Awards honors the life and times of this phenomenal woman. — Natelege Whaley

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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