RIP Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou, the memoirist, poet and author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” died Wednesday. Her manuscripts are being preserved at the Harlem-based branch of the New York Public Library. Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

 

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Ms. Angelou’s landmark book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach a wide readership.

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