FILE - In this May 20, 2010, file photo, author Maya Angelou socializes during a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died, Wake Forest University said Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Reactions to the death of Maya Angelou

Politicians, media figures and fellow artists are paying tribute to Maya Angelou, the author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” who died W…

Parents and supporters take photos of their spellers before the start of the preliminary round of the National Spelling Bee, on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Photos: Maya Angelou over the years

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and th…