Wednesday, May 28, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is calling Maya Angelou "one of the brightest lights of our time." The President released a statement after the beloved author, poet and civil rights activist died this morning at the age of 86. Obama said Angelou was a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly remarkable woman. The statement added the President and First Lady Michelle Obama join millions around the world in remembering Angelou.