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Maya Angelou honored with forever stamp by U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Monday that beloved poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp. The details of the design and release date will be given out at a later date, according to the USPS.

Lee Ann Womack sings 'I Hope You Dance' at Maya Angelou funeral

Country sensation Lee Ann Womack sang her signature song "I Hope You Dance" at Maya Angelou's funeral on June 7. Angelou's most famous work was her autobiography, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings."

Biker group protects Angelou funeral from hate group

Washington - A gathering that originally formed in counter-protest is now putting their group to a better use. The Two Million Bikers to D.C. are going to stand guard over the Maya Angelou funeral that Westboro Baptist Church members have promised they will protest.

National treasure Maya Angelou dead at 86

Award-winning author and poet, and influential activist Maya Angelou was found dead at age 86 in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Wednesday morning.

Celebrated American poet and author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Celebrated poet laureate Maya Angelou, famous for her book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", died Tuesday night. She was 86. Her career spanned more than 50 years.

'His Day Is Done' Maya Angelou's poem for Nelson Mandela

On Friday, a day after the death of Nelson Mandela, the US State Department released a poem written by American author and poet, Maya Angelou.

Purple Onion closes its doors

San Francisco - The Purple Onion, known as a Beat Generation landmark and debut location for many great comedians and pop musicians will be closing its doors forever on October 1st.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication Ceremony This Sunday

Washington - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be holding its dedication ceremony on October 16, 2011. Originally it had been scheduled for Aug 28th but was postponed due to Hurricane Irene and an 5.8 earthquake that hit the Virginia/DC area on August 23d.

Don't Pick Them up, Don't Lay Them Down - Maya Angelou

I have heard so much about Maya Angelou, but never had a chance to read her books or see her interviews, so this was a great opportunity. Maya Angelou says about fame: "Don't pick them up, don't lay them down."

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Maya Angelou speaking at a rally for Barack Obama, 2008
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Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Features a Quotation That Isn t Hers.
Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Features a Quotation That Isn't Hers.

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