Maya Angelou memorial service set for Saturday, will be shown live on FOX8 and


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Dr. Maya Angelou will be honored Saturday during a private memorial service at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel.

FOX8 will carry the memorial service live on FOX8 and The event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and is expected to last at least two hours.

Oprah and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to speak at the service.

The service will be closed to the public.

The award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist died last week in her Winston-Salem home. She was 86. She had been reportedly battling health problems.

Angelou’s family will be planning additional celebrations of her life in other cities across the country, according to Wake Forest.

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