maya angelou

*The memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou will be held today at Wake Forest University.

Wake Forest says Angelou’s family is holding a private service Saturday at the university’s Wait Chapel.

The literary pioneer and champion of civil rights and began teaching at Wake Forest in 1982 after she first visited the university to read her work.

Angelou died Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at age 86. She was known throughout the world as a

Today’s service is private, but Wake Forest is streaming it online directly below.