File - Maya Angelou speaks during the 9th Annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in uptown Charlotte, N.C., June 25, 2011.
(AP Photo/Charlotte Observer, Maureen A. Coyle)
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Maya Angelou, a Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died.Tall and regal, with a deep, majestic voice, Angelou defied all probability and category, becoming one of the first black women to enjoy mainstream success as an author and thriving in virtually every artistic medium.She lived for years in Egypt and Ghana, where she met Malcolm X and remained close to him until his assassination in 1965 . Three years later, she was helping King organize the Poor People's March in Memphis, Tennessee, where the civil rights leader was slain on Angelou's 40th birthday.James Baldwin persuaded the still-grieving Angelou to attend a party at Jules Feiffer's house.In a 1999 essay in Harper's, however, author Francine Prose criticized Angelou's memoir "Caged Bird" as "manipulative" melodrama.Meanwhile, Angelou's passages about her rape and teen pregnancy have made the book a perennial on the American Library Association's list of works that draw complaints from parents and educators.
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