The approach of Hurricane Irene forced organizers to scrap plans for an Aug. 28 dedication of a memorial to slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington.
Maya Angelou, the poet and professor whose bestselling memoirs of growing up black and female made her a beloved American storyteller, with a melodious voice and seemingly boundless optimism in the face of hardship, has died. She was 86.
"At the end of the day, however, I do not have the luxury of deciding this issue based on my sympathy for the witnesses or my esteem for counsel."
- Martin Luther King Jr on Aug 15, 2012
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