Poet Maya Angelou Dies at 86
Bestselling author, poet, playwright and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died today after a long illness. With twelve bestselling titles to her credit, Angelou is known throughout the world for messages of hope that transcend race and class. Angelouâ€™s multi-volume autobiography and many books of poetry have proven her to be one of America greatest writers.
Maya Angelou was interviewed twice on WHYYâ€™s Fresh Air. First by Terry Gross in 1986, and then in 1990 by guest host Marty Moss-Coane.
Terry Gross’ 1986 Interview
Marty Moss-Coane’s 1990 Interview