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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:15 pm

Maya Angelou lived a life that epitomized one of her most famous poems, “Still I Rise” – “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.”

And up until her death early Wednesday morning, she refused to shrink from life.

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