Michelle Obama to Honor Maya Angelou

    U.S. poet Maya Angelou speaks during a ceremony to honor South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu with the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award in Washington November 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES) - RTXAU11

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    Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Oprah, and actress Cicely Tyson are expected to pay tribute to poet and civil rights champion Maya Angelou at a private memorial service on Saturday at North Carolina's Wake Forest University, where Angelou was a professor of American Studies since 1982. Singers Lee Ann Womack and BeBe Winans will perform. Angelou, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, died at her home on May 28 at the age of 86.

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