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Vietnam War Hero Melvin Morris Receives the Medal of Honor

Morris is one of 24 veterans who received the honor.
Maya Angelou - Considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century, Maya Angelou has made her presence known since the late 1950s. Her most popular body of work is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical depiction of Angelou from age 3 to 17.  (Photo: Ken Charnock/Getty Images)

BET News Explores the Life of Icon Maya Angelou

BET News highlights the legendary icon's eight-decade life.

Maya Angelou, Bill Russell Receive Presidential Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama honored poet Maya Angelou, basketball great Bill Russell, Congressman John Lewis, and 12 others with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at the White House Tuesday.