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Poet and Author Maya Angelou Has Died


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Poet and Author Maya Angelou Has Died

Common Dreams staff

American poet and author Maya Angelou, who lived through and helped chronicle the civil rights movement in the U.S., has died at the age of 86 following a brief decline in health.

Born in Marguerite Annie Johnson in St Louis, Missouri in 1928, Angelou is perhaps best known for her series of autobiographical memoirs, including 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' published in 1969 that tells her childhood story of living in the Jim Crow south.