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FAMU honors legacy of iconic African Americans

Maya Angelou
Posted at 9:27 PM, Feb 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-07 21:27:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University is honoring the past, celebrating the present, and building for the future in its month-long Black History observance.

The school is recognizing the spirit and impact of the black community. Saturday, the school hosted a tribute to Maya Angelou, the renown author of "I know why the caged bird sings."

Titled "Ascension: Tribute to Maya Angelou" various guest speakers and musicians highlighted the life of Angelou, reciting poems and reading from her numerous literary works. 

The university has also launched a web page and a social-media campaign that highlights important figures in FAMU and Black History. For a full list of events visit FAMU'S Black History calendar