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Maya Angelou

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

Family, Friends, Famous Admirers Gather To Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

Family, friends and famous admirers gathered Saturday and paid tribute to poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou.

06/07/2014

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

National Action Network Honors Maya Angelou With Harlem March

The National Action Network hosted a rally to honor the life of the late Maya Angelou on Saturday.

05/31/2014

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

US poet Maya Angelou reads a poem during a ceremony to present South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Cape Town the William J. Fulbright Prize for International Understanding on November 21, 2008 at the State Department in Washington.  (credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Public Library Exhibit Commemorates Life Of Maya Angelou

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.”

05/30/2014

Maya Angelou speaks during the AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards at Ronald Reagan Building on December 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Poet, Author Maya Angelou Dies At 86

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.

05/28/2014

Mandla Mandela, one of the grandsons of Nelson Mandela, prays during a Mass in Johannesburg on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Remembered Near And Far On National Day Of Prayer

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.

12/08/2013