Tall and regal, with a deep, majestic voice,
Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman, survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais.
She died Wednesday at age 86. Here is a look at her art and life through the years.
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