The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that beloved poet, actress, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
WXII 12 News has confirmed.
Dr. Angelou lived in Winston-Salem and was the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. She read her poem â€œOn the Pulse of Morningâ€ at President Bill Clintonâ€™s inauguration in 1993. She was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2012.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.