Maya Angelou

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Enjoy This Animated Reading of Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise'

Google celebrates the poet on what would be her 90th birthday with a new Doodle featuring her, Oprah Winfrey, Laverne Cox and other famous fans.

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WATCH: Black Teens Honor Legacy of Maya Angelou on Her Birthday

The groundbreaking poet would be 89 years old today.

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Stream New Maya Angelou Feature Documentary for Free

“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” which chronicles the late poet and activist’s prolific career, features exclusive interviews with Angelou and several famous associates and fans.

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WATCH: Trailer for 'And Still I Rise' Explores Recent History of Black America

Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the four-hour series aims to uncover how African Americans have changed the world.

WATCH: Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Others Perform for Tonight's 'Shining A Light' TV Special

The special—which uses music to explore race and racism in America—airs tonight on A&E

Rand Paul Candidacy, Maya Angelou Stamp Fiasco, Bringing Brontosaurus Back

Some of the morning’s big headlines

ICYMI: Watch This Adorable Little Girl Recite Maya Angelou's 'Phenomenal Woman'

Black history month may be over, but we’re always celebrating.

Maya Angelou Spoke of W.E.B DuBois in One of Her Last Interviews

She joined scholar Arnold Rampersad and poet Elizabeth Alexander on American Public Media to talk about W.E.B. DuBois’ legacy.

How Dr. Maya Angelou Earned Her Title

The refusal of deference to black women goes back centuries.

Yes, Maya Angelou Was a Sex Worker

And she wasn’t ashamed.

This is How Maya Angelou Wants to be Remembered

In her own words.

Watch Maya Angelou Dance and Sing Calypso in 1957

The poet and performer is turning 86.

Maya Angelou and 100 Children's Book Authors Ask Obama to Stop Overtesting Kids

Test-driven reform has been the hallmark of Obama’s education agenda.

Maya Angelou to be Awarded Mailer Lifetime Acheivement Award

Angelou was also awarded an honorary National Book Award earlier this month, making this her second major literary prize of the year.