Thousands Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

Published 06/08 2014 10:08AM

Updated 06/08 2014 10:14AM

Winston - Salem, NC -- Thousands gathered on Saturday to pay tribute to the life and legacy of famed poet and Arkansas native Maya Angelou.

The legendary writer passed away May 28th.

Loved ones, admirers, friends and celebrities gathered to share stories about the power and beauty of Angelou's poetry.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey were among those who shared how Angelou's works impacted their lives.

Former President Bill Clinton and actress Cicely Tyson also paid tribute to Angelou.

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