The service at Wake Forest University, where Angelou was a
longtime professor, will be limited to family and friends but
streamed live online for public viewing, the university in
Winston-Salem said on Monday.
Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem on Wednesday at age
86. She wrote more than 30 books, including "I Know Why the
Caged Bird Sings," a groundbreaking autobiography that helped
give black women writers a literary voice, and recited a poem at
Bill Clinton's 1993 presidential inauguration.
Media magnate Oprah Winfrey will speak during her close friend's
funeral at Wake Forest's Wait Chapel, she told the
"Entertainment Tonight" television show.
Angelou's family plans to release details about additional
celebrations of her life in other U.S. cities at a later time,
the university said.
(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and
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