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    Gerald Herbert - AP
    In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, poet Maya Angelou is shown in Washington.
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    Poet and author Maya Angelou shown here celebrating her 82nd birthday in 2010 in Winston Salem, died at age 86 on May 28, 2014.
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    YALONDA M. JAMES - MCT
    Poet and author Maya Angelou, shown here in a 2008 photo, died at age 86 on May 28, 2014. In this photo, Angelou speaks with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Friday, April 18, 2008.
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    Honoree Maya Angelou, recipient of the 2009 Buoniconti Fund Humanitarian Award in a 2009 photo.
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    Poet and author Maya Angelou, shown here in a 2009 photo, died at age 86 on May 28, 2014.
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    TIM SLOAN - AFP/Getty Images
    In this November 21, 2008 file photo, 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 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Maya Angelou has died May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.
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    PAUL J. RICHARDS - AFP/Getty Images
    In this July 27, 2004 file photo, Poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou addresses the Democratic NationalConvention in Boston, Massachusetts.Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86.
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    STEPHEN JAFFE - AFP/Getty Images
    In this December 20, 2000 file photo, US President Bill Clinton congratulates Dr. Maya Angelou after presenting her with the National Medal of Arts during ceremonies at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86.
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    Stephen Lovekin -
    Poet and author Maya Angelou, shown here in a 2009 photo, died at age 86 on May 28, 2014.
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    CHESTER HIGGINS JR. - NYT
    Author and poet Maya Angelou at her second home in a brownstone in Harlem, New York, Dec. 14, 2006.
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    YALONDA M. JAMES - MCT
    Poet and author Maya Angelou, shown here in a 2008 photo, died at age 86 on May 28, 2014. In this photo, Angelou speaks with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Friday, April 18, 2008.
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    TIM SLOAN - AFP/Getty Images
    In this November 21, 2008 file photo, 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 at the State Department in Washington, DC. Maya Angelou has died May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.
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    Honoree Maya Angelou, recipient of the 2009 Buoniconti Fund Humanitarian Award in a 2009 photo.
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    TIM SLOAN - AFP/Getty Images
    In this February 15, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama kisses Dr. Maya Angelou, a prominent and celebrated author, poet, educator, producer, actress, filmmaker, and civil rights activist after presenting to her the 2010 Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington, DC.
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