Maya Angelou To Be Memorialized on Saturday

Posted Monday June 2, 2014 11:20 AM GMT

She passed away this past Wednesday (May 28) at 86 years old and the loss of Maya Angelou is no doubt being felt by many.

According to a report, the poet/author/professor will be remembered in a private memorial service at the Wake Forest University Wait Chapel on Saturday (June 7).

Mrs. Angelou was world-famous for her literary pursuits, perhaps most notably her 1970 poem titled “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.”

Following the memorial service, Maya’s family plans to hold several additional events across the nation with dates and venues to be announced in the coming months.

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