News Coverage

Thousands of news outlets covered the passing of beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and professor Dr. Maya Angelou. Here are highlights featuring her close ties to the Wake Forest University community.


Wake Forest University remembers Dr. Maya Angelou (Fox 8)

Maya Angelou remembered outside her home and by WFU family (Fox 8)

Wake Forest Community remembers Dr. Angelou (WXII)

Maya Angleou dies at age 86 (Winston-Salem Journal)

Poet, writer Maya Angelou dead at 86 (Charlotte Observer)

Slideshow: Maya Angelou’s time at Wake Forest (Triad Business Journal)


Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86 (CNN)

Renowned poet, author Maya Angleou dead at 86 (Fox News)

Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86 (LA Times)

Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 (New York Times)

Maya Angelou’s life in photos (The New Yorker)

Author, poet, rights activist Maya Angelou dies at 86 (Reuters)

Poet Maya Angelou dies at age 86 (USA Today)


Maya Angelou leaves lasting impact on former students & WFU Community (WFDD)


Poynter’s selected compilation of newspaper front pages from May 29, 2014.


A private Memorial Service was held in Wait Chapel on June 7.

» A celebration of rising joy

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