Maya Angelou reading her most well-known works

Published On: May 28 2014 10:51:06 AM EDT   Updated On: May 28 2014 12:56:05 PM EDT

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5. Maya Angelou

Legendary poet Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday at the age of 86. Angelou was long regarded as one of the nation's finest poets, but she received popular recognition after her stirring reading at President Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration. Here is Angelou reading some of her most well-known works.

"On the Pulse of Morning" at the Clinton inauguration

"His Day is Done" - tribute to Nelson Mandela

"Still I Rise"

"To a Man"

"The Mask"

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" part one


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