Memorial Service for Maya Angelou Will Be Shown Live Online Saturday

Dorothy Rowley | 6/6/2014, 1:38 p.m.
Maya Angelou (Courtesy of mayaangelou.com)

A memorial service for world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will be held Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The service, which will begin 10 a.m. at the campus's Wait Chapel, is closed to the public but can be viewed live online at go.wfu.edu/angeloumemorial.

First lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey will be among guests honoring Angelou, 86, who died May 28 at her home in Winston-Salem.

Angelou, who was known worldwide as a literary pioneer and civil right, also taught at Wake Forest, where she served as the Reynolds Professor of American Studies from 1982 until her death.