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All Things Writerly: Maya Angelou dead at 86

Maya Angelou

The world lost one of the greats early this morning.  Marguerite Ann Johnson, better known as award-winning writer, poet, speaker, director, biographer, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou, was one of the first African-American women to write a bestseller.  The author was found in her home in Winston-Salem, NC.

Her most famous works include: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, A Song Flung Up to Heaven, And Still I Rise, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Die, Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well, and Now Sheba Sings the Song.

She will be missed.

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