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Maya Angelou

Dies in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

28 May, 2014

Award winning author Maya Angelou dies in her home at age 86.  Angelou is survived by her son Guy. Wake Forest University issues a statement upon her death:

Dr. Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including countless students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest, where she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982.