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Dr. Maya Angelou, RIP

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 “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton’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.