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  1. Maya Angelou’s Archives Go to Harlem’s Schomburg Center (WNYC 2010)

    On the path to greatness celebrated by icons from James Baldwin to Oprah, with Grammy’s, Presidential medals and 60 honorary degrees, Dr. Maya Angelou has amassed a body of work marked by some of the biggest historical moments of the 20th century. On Friday, Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture officially announced the acquisition of 343 boxes from Dr. Angelou’s archives. The boxes include handwritten notes for her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," poems like "Still I Rise" and "Phenomenal Woman," and letters from many of her illustrious fans and contemporaries.

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