Wake Forest University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a

Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a news release Wednesday. (May 28, 2014 11:31 AM)

(AP) Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.

Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a news release Wednesday.

She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," making her one of the first African-American women to...

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