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May 28, 2014 3:37 PM

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Remembering Maya Angelou, a towering figure, an icon

Her most famous work took its title from Sympathy, a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar. And it seems fitting, here on the day after Maya Angelou’s death at the age of 86, to recall some of what the poet said:

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