Maya Angelou

Community
5:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Wichita Public Library To Celebrate The Life Of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou as a teacher at Wichita State University
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  The Wichita Public Library will celebrate the life and legacy of poet and author Maya Angelou Friday at the library branch named in her honor.

Dr. Angelou died May 28th.

She was a strong proponent of education and was a champion of public libraries. She attended the opening of the city’s Maya Angelou Northeast Branch Library in December of 1996.

Maya Angelou also taught classes at Wichita State University in March of 1974. Sonia Faust is a regular visitor to the Angelou library and has read her books. She says Dr. Angelou was a hero within your reach.

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Arts
5:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Renaissance Woman: Wichitans Reflect On The Life Of Maya Angelou

Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou and Wichitans Emilyn and Dr. George Rogers.
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A private funeral service was held Saturday, June 7, 2014, in North Carolina for famed poet, author and activist Maya Angelou. She died at her Winston-Salem home on May 28 at age 86. KMUW's Carla Eckels remembers Angelous's time as a distinguished professor at Wichita State University.

Hear excerpts of Angelou's speech during the 1973 WSU Forum Board Lecture Series and more by clicking the audio story above.

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