The renowned poet, author and civil rights activist with the unmistakably regal voice died on May 28 at the age of 86.
Dignitaries including First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey honored Maya Angelou's legacy at a memorial service in North Carolina.
The NBC News correspondent remembers meeting the poet and activist, who was always patient and generous during interviews.
Her inspiring and moving writing made her a legend, but Maya Angelou was often just as poetic in 140 characters online as she was in print.
President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom.
NBC's Rehema Ellis recounts the life of the legendary Poet, Author, and Civil Rights Activist.
Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at her home at age 86. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.
NBC News correspondent Harry Smith spoke with author Maya Angelou about her friendship with Nelson Mandela. Maya Angelou died Wednesday at 86.
Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author, and civil rights activist, has died.