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Maya Angelou, the nation's wise woman

Poet Maya Angelou in Washington, Nov. 2008.
Photographer: The Associated Press
Poet Maya Angelou in Washington, Nov. 2008.
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Maya Angelou walked into a meeting of civil rights leaders discussing affirmative action back in the 1990s, looked around, and put them all in their place with a single, astute observation.

"She came into the room," recalled Al Sharpton, "and she said: 'The first problem is you don't have women in here of equal status. We need to correct you before you can correct the country.'"

Angelou, who died Wednesday at 86, made ...

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pbd
May 29, 2014
5:19 p.m.

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Marguerite was a fine Calypso singer. Writer/poet? Not so much.

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