Maya Angelou, poet laureate and author of notable works including And Still I Rise and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings passed away on May 28th, aged 86. The following is a roundup of pieces examining her life and lesser known aspects of her career.
The team at Racialicious curates a selection of Angelou quotes and videos.
The LA Times looks at Angelou's film career through the years.
Prefixmag covers her brief stint as a calypso singer and entertainer. Listen to "Run Joe" from her 1957 calypso album Miss Calypso. Slate also looks at her lasting impact on hip hop and recalls a now-legendary interaction with Tupac Shakur.
Jason Huettner is Blogs Editor for Warscapes.