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Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou's wisdom, courage hailed by first lady, Clinton and Oprah
Maya Angelou's wisdom, courage hailed by first lady, Clinton and Oprah

An inspiration, an angel, a guiding star and the greatest woman ever known. The accolades bestowed upon author, performer and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou were numerous Saturday as former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama led a celebratory memorial service of Angelou, who died May 28 at age 86. Obama remembered playing with a Malibu Barbie doll as a girl, a bit confused about what her aspirations should be. But reading Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman” brought her new confidence and direction, she said, because it “celebrated black women’s beauty like no one had ever dared to before.” “Our curves, our...

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