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    Maya Angelou, Legendary American Author and Poet, Dies at 86i
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    Mary Alice Salinas
    May 28, 2014 9:28 PM
    Legendary American author, poet, playwright and activist Maya Angelou has died at 86. Her family says she "passed quietly" at her North Carolina home on Wednesday, but they did not disclose the cause of death. Angelou rose to fame after writing about her life as an impoverished black girl growing up in the segregated South. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas has more about her life and career.

    Maya Angelou, Legendary American Author and Poet, Dies at 86

    Mary Alice Salinas

    Published May 28, 2014

    Legendary American author, poet, playwright and activist Maya Angelou has died at 86. Her family says she "passed quietly" at her North Carolina home on Wednesday, but they did not disclose the cause of death. Angelou rose to fame after writing about her life as an impoverished black girl growing up in the segregated South. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas has more about her life and career.


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