Wednesday May 28, 2014 the world lost a magnificent voice in Maya Angelou. At 86 years old Maya Angelou died, leaving a hole in the literary world few if any can fill. Angelou has been a popular writer for many of our students who flock to her writings for the senior memoir project and poetry units for all grades. Such a multi-talented individual, she was a author, poet, actress, singer, dancer, playwright, director and producer. She is best known for her amazing multivolumed autobiography that began with I Know Why The Caged Birds Sings. Her chronicle of the black experience in America has been praised and is the standard for anyone who has followed. Her ability to tell a story, provide words of wisdom and touch lives can not be argued. Maya Angelou was a living legend and her place in American culture, literature and humanity will be forever immortalized.