Watch Live: Oprah, Michelle Obama Pay Respects at Maya Angelou’s Funeral

June 7, 2014 1:30 PM

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Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama will join friends and family of the late poet and American civil rights icon Maya Angelou Saturday for a memorial service at Wake Forest University. The service begins at 10 a.m. ET.

The poet, author and activist had served as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest since 1982. She was planning to teach a course called “Race, Culture and Gender in the U.S. South and Beyond” in the fall.

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