Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86
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Maya Angelou | 1928 - 2014

Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86
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Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling in April at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington. (Paul Morigi / Associated Press)
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Joining Maya Angelou, seated, for a photo at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington are, from left, Kim Sajet, Richard Kurin, Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey, Johnnetta Cole, Ross Rossin, Julianne Malveaux and Andrew Young. (Paul Morigi / Associated Press)
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President Obama kisses Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a 2011 ceremony in the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press)
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Maya Angelou celebrates her 82nd birthday in 2010 with friends and family at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Steve Exum / Getty Images)
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Maya Angelou at an event in Washington in 2008. (Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)
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Maya Angelou attends a memorial in 2009 for performer and activist Odetta at Riverside Church in New York. (Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images)
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Maya Angelou is shown in 2008 while reading a poem during a ceremony honoring South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the State Department in Washington.  (Tim Sloan / AFP/Getty Images)
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Dave Chappelle and Maya Angelou at Angelou’s home in North Carolina during the filming of the Sundance Channel series “Iconoclasts.”  (Scott Dingman / Sundance Channel)
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Maya Angelou addresses the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. (Hector Mata / AFP/Getty Images)
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Poet, memoirist and actress Maya Angelou.  ()
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1998 portrait of Maya Angelou in Beverly Hills. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
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Poet Maya Angelou addresses the Million Man March on Capitol Hill in 1995. (Doug Mills / Associated Press)
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