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May 29, 2014

Honoring Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

Yesterday, May 28th, 2014, American author, poet, and professor Maya Angelou passed away in her home in Winston-Salem, NC, at the age of 86.  In addition to writing poetry, a series of autobiographies, children's literature, and essays, Dr. Angelou was an actress and singer in her earlier life, recording her first album, Miss Calypso, in 1957.  She served as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University for many years and won the North Carolina Award for Literature in 1987 and was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Map of Fame in 2012.  Check out Maya Angelou's author page on the NC Literary Map here.

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