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Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou (Photo Credit: Steve Exum/Getty Images)

#Trending In Entertainment: Maya Angelou Dies And Brad Pitt Attacked

This week a beloved author passed, an A-lister was attacked, and two music moguls got $3 billion richer.

05/30/2014

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American poet and author Maya Angelou has been awarded over 30 honorary degrees. She has won three Grammy awards for her spoken word albums, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou Dies At Age 86

A renowned poet, author and civil rights activist has died. Maya Angelou, with her unmistakenly regal voice, died at her home in North Carolina at the age of 86.

05/28/2014

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Quote On MLK Memorial To Be Removed

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.

12/11/2012

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MLK Memorial Architect Says Inscription Will Stay

The executive architect of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington says an inscription on the monument won’t be changed, despite criticism from poet Maya Angelou that it makes King sound arrogant.

09/05/2011

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Angelou Says Quote In MLK Memorial Out Of Context

Maya Angelou, who consulted on the memorial, told The Washington Post that a shortened version of the quotation at the memorial sounds egotistical and should be changed.

08/31/2011