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U.S. poet Maya Angelou speaks during a ceremony to honor South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu with the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award in Washington November 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. poet Maya Angelou speaks during a ceremony to honor South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu with the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award in Washington November 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Mourners stand in line as they wait to enter the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond

Mourners stand in line as they wait to enter the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond
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Mourners wait outside before the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond

Mourners wait outside before the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond
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Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, arrives at the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, arrives at the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond
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Actress Lynn Whitfield arrives at the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond

Actress Lynn Whitfield arrives at the memorial service for Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Nell Redmond
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