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December 24, 2014

In passing, Angelou leaves monumental legacy

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Posted: Sunday, June 1, 2014 4:39 am

One of the country’s most accomplished writers passed away Wednesday, as acclaimed author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was found dead at the age of 86 in her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.

In her passing, Angelou left a void in the literary world that will likely never be filled: She was an accomplished writer, poet and actress who seamlessly blended her own life into her works. She was, by all accounts, a trailblazer and one of the most famous black female authors in history.

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