Obituary: Maya Angelou

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Major literary figure Maya Angelou, 86, has died. She is remembered for her several volumes of memoirs detailing her life in the Jim Crow South and for her poetry.Three years ago she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.From the obit: Throughout her writing, Ms. Angelou explored the concepts of personal identity and resilience through the multifaceted lens of race, sex, family, community and the collective past. . . .

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