Maya Angelou, American author and poet, dies at age 86
American poet, writer and civil rights activist Maya Anegelou has died at the age of 86 on May 28, 2014. In this interview from 2011, she shares her thoughts on being a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Considered a "national treasure", she earned acclaim for her autobiography, 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'. Credit to The White House.