Family, friends and famous admirers gathered Saturday and paid tribute to poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou.
The National Action Network hosted a rally to honor the life of the late Maya Angelou on Saturday.
This week a beloved author passed, an A-lister was attacked, and two music moguls got $3 billion richer.
Among the exhibition highlights are her correspondence with James Baldwin and Malcolm X. Other items include a handwritten copy of her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982.
While South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the former South African president and civil rights icon was also being remembered in the United States.