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Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou

Summary: 
Dr. Maya Angelou’s family arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Dr. Maya Angelou, whose timeless works such as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings encouraged and stirred the souls of millions of readers, passed away last week at the age of 86.

Dr. Angelou's family arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

The First Lady, who has called Dr. Angelou one of her "she-roes" as well as a friend, spoke at the service.

You can watch Wake Forest University's video of the service below or read the First Lady's remarks here.