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The poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.

Angelou was born in St. Louis in 1928. She grew up in a segregated society, which she worked to change during the civil rights era.

Angelou revealed the scars of her past in the first of a series of memoirs, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," published more than four decades ago.

NPR's Lynn Neary has this remembrance.

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This segment aired on May 28, 2014.

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