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Maya Angelou, Author and Poet, Passes Away

May 28, 2014

(May 28, 2014) -- Maya Angelou, an award-winning poet, author and civil right activist died this morning in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. Autism Speaks joins the world in mourning the loss of a great woman, and celebrates the legacy she has left behind through her words and her spirit.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou 1928-2014