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RIP to an American icon: Maya Angelou

By Mark McGuire
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise. ... "

-- Maya Angelou, whose death was announced Wednesday. She was a master of personal reinvention, and a mother of words that in part captured her tortuous childhood yet still clung fiercely to hope.

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