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Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86
Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President Clinton's inauguration in 1993. She was the first African American woman to have that honor, and the first poet to read at the inauguration since Robert Frost more than three decades earlier. The work she composed for the occasion, "On the Pulse of Morning," sold more than 1 million copies and its recording won a Grammy Award. But Angelou was also known as a prose writer, for her 1969 memoir, "I Know Why the Caged Bird...

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