WINSTON-SALEM, NC (CNN) — Saturday loved ones, admirers, and celebrities gathered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to honor Maya Angelou’s life and achievements.
Maya Angelou’s loved ones joined together at Wake Forest University to celebrate her remarkable life.
Former President Bill Clinton delivered a moving tribute.
“Her great gift in her action packed life was she was always paying attention, and she did it with a clarity and power that will wash over people as long as there is a written and spoken word.”
Clinton and Angelou shared a special bond. He asked her to write a poem for his first inauguration in 1993.
Oprah Winfrey also remembered the woman she called “her queen mother.”
Angelou was a frequent guest on Oprah’s show, and the two were close friends.
“The loss I feel, I cannot describe. It’s like something I have never felt before.”
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the impact…
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