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Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life
Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums from California to Georgia and find an exhibition that features the extraordinary woman who so eloquently informed us all about poverty, racism and abuse. --Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets, Washington, D.C.: On Thursday, the museum will display a portrait of Angelou that was unveiled last month. During the ceremony, Angelou flashed her magnificent smile -- one that flashed right back from the painting by Ross...

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