Maya

Maya AngelouAward-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. 

Angelou, who rose from poverty as child raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Ark., to become a cultural icon, gained widespread acclaim for her first book, her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” making her one of the first African-American women to write a best-seller.

Maya Angelou was 86.

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