The Beautiful Smile Of The Inspirational Maya Angelou Through The Years

2002 Uncommon Height Gala
2002 Uncommon Height Gala
402674 07: Author Maya Angelou (R) and Dorothy Irene Heigh (C) pose for a group photograph during the 2002 Uncommon Height Gala March 20, 2002 in Washington, DC. The National Council of Negro Women celebrates womens history month by honoring outstanding African American women and highlighting the achivements of Dr. Height. (Photo by Manny Ceneta/Getty Images)
Museum Of Tolerance Unveils Exhibition
Museum Of Tolerance Unveils Exhibition
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Dr. Maya Angelou and actor Billy Crystal share a moment after signing an exhibit entitled "Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves" at the Museum of Tolerance on February 10, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
MAYA ANGELOU
MAYA ANGELOU
CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 28: World-renowned Poet Dr. Maya Angelou honored four local Charlotte women leaders during the first ever Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon sponsored by the United Negro College Fund Saturday June 28, 2003 at Charlotte's Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Janowski/Getty Images)
African Slave Burial Ceremony In New York City
African Slave Burial Ceremony In New York City
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 4: Dr. Maya Angelou, a poet, author and civil-rights activist leaves the stage after she addressed the crowd during the reinterment ceremony at the African Burial Ground, October 4, 2003 in New York City. About 400 caskets containing the remains of African slaves are being reburied after they were uncovered during a construction project in Manhattan a decade ago. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
Abyssian Development Corporation's tenth annual Harlem resnaissance Day of Commitment at City College.
Abyssian Development Corporation's tenth annual Harlem resnaissance Day of Commitment at City College.
NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Maya Angelou laughs at the Abyssian Development Corporation's tenth annual Harlem Renaissance Day of Commitment, June 15, 2004 in New York City. President Bill Clinton was honered at the event, but was unable to attend. (Photo by Scott Eells/Getty Images)
Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses
Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses
BOSTON, United States: Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses the Democratic National Convention 27 July, 2004, in Boston, Massachusetts. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is to be officially nominated by the convention 29 July. AFP PHOTO/STAN HONDA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses
Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses
BOSTON, United States: Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses the Democratic National Convention 27 July, 2004, in Boston, Massachusetts. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is to be officially nominated by the convention 29 July. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Inside
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Inside
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 9: (L to R) Nick Asford, Dr.Maya Angelou, and Valerie Simpson attend The Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Reception honoring Dr. Maya Angelou, November 15, 2005 at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Inside
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Inside
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 9: Dr Maya Angelou speaks at The Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Reception honoring Dr. Maya Angelou, November 15, 2005 at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Inside
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Inside
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 9: Nick Asford, Dr.Maya Angelou, and Valerie Simpson attends The Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Reception honoring Dr. Maya Angelou, November 15, 2005 at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Arrivals
Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Honor Dr. Maya Angelou - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 9: Dr. Maya Angelou arrives at the Women In Film and Hallmark Channel Reception honoring Dr. Maya Angelou, November 15, 2005 at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton Campaigns Ahead Of Pennsylvania's Crucial Primary
Hillary Clinton Campaigns Ahead Of Pennsylvania's Crucial Primary
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - APRIL 18: Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (R) participates in a conversation with Dr. Maya Angelou during a campaign event at Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus April 18, 2008 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As the April 22, 2008 primary election date approaches for the Democratic candidates, Sen. Barack Obama, (D-IL) and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) continue to make their points to voters.. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton (R) holds the hand of Dr Maya Angelou during a conversation in front of an audience at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC during a campaign stop on April 18, 2008. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Maya Angelou Signs Copies Of "Maya Angelou: Letter To My Daughter"
Maya Angelou Signs Copies Of "Maya Angelou: Letter To My Daughter"
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Maya Angelou signs copies of "Maya Angelou: Letter to My Daughter" at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on October 30, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Gabriela Maj/Getty Images)
Maya Angelou Signs Copies Of "Maya Angelou: Letter To My Daughter"
Maya Angelou Signs Copies Of "Maya Angelou: Letter To My Daughter"
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 30: Maya Angelou signs copies of "Maya Angelou: Letter to My Daughter" at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on October 30, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Gabriela Maj/Getty Images)
2009 Straight for Equality Awards
2009 Straight for Equality Awards
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Actress Sigourney Weaver and poet Maya Angelou attends the 2009 Straight for Equality awards at the Marriott Marquis on February 5, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
2009 Straight for Equality Awards
2009 Straight for Equality Awards
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Poet Maya Angelou attends the 2009 Straight for Equality awards at the Marriott Marquis on February 5, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Memorial Celebration For Odetta
Memorial Celebration For Odetta
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: Writer Maya Angelou attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards Gala - Inside
34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards Gala - Inside
NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Actress/host Niecy Nash and Dr. Maya Angelou attend the 34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for AWRT)
34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards Gala - Show
34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards Gala - Show
NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Dr. Maya Angelou speaks on stage during the 34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for AWRT)
2009 Great Sports Legends Dinner to Cure Paralysis - Inside
2009 Great Sports Legends Dinner to Cure Paralysis - Inside
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06: Honoree Dr. Maya Angelou attends The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner benefiting The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis (national fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis) at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 6, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Miami Project)
Glamour Magazine Honors The 2009 Women of the Year - Inside
Glamour Magazine Honors The 2009 Women of the Year - Inside
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Dr. Maya Angelou (L) and Former U.S. President Bill Clinton attend the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
Glamour Magazine Honors The 2009 Women of the Year - Inside
Glamour Magazine Honors The 2009 Women of the Year - Inside
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Honoree/Dr. Maya Angelou speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
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Garden Party Celebration For Dr. Maya Angelou's 82nd Birthday
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - MAY 20: Poet Dr. Maya Angelou celebrates her 82nd birthday with friends and family at her home on May 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
Garden Party Celebration For Dr. Maya Angelou's 82nd Birthday
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - MAY 20: Dr. Maya Angelou attends her 82nd birthday at a party with friends and family at her home on May 20, 2010 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Exum/Getty Images)
Maya Angelou Visits The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
Maya Angelou Visits The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: American autobiographer and poet Dr. Maya Angelou visits The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to announce the acquisition of documents from her 40-year career on October 29, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards
AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Maya Angelou speaks during the AARP Magazine's 2011 Inspire Awards at Ronald Reagan Building on December 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular
Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 17: Maya Angelou attends Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular at the United Center on May 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
BET Honors 2012 - Show
BET Honors 2012 - Show
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 14: Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou speak during the BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre on January 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels - Inside
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Maya Angelou attends the Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels at the New York Public Library on October 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Norman Mailer Center)
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