Published June 06, 2014
Legendary American author, poet, playwright and activist Maya Angelou died at age 86 in late May. VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas talks about how Maya Angelou rose from poverty in a segregated rural town to become one of the nation's most well-known authors, poets and activists for civil rights.
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