LITTLE ROCK, AR - Author, poet, civil rights activist and scholar Maya Angelou has died at age 86.
Angelou also worked as a screenwriter. Her screenplay for the film "Georgia, Georgia" was the first by an African-American woman to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Angelou is best known for her 1969 autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
But for many who came of age in the 90's, she is best known for her poem "On the Pulse of Morning," which she read at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993.
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