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Poet, St. Louis native Maya Angelou receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

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President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By Charles Dharapak President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By Charles Dharapak
President Barack Obama presents a Medal of Freedom to author and poet Maya Angelou during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) By Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Barack Obama presents a Medal of Freedom to author and poet Maya Angelou during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) By Pablo Martinez Monsivais

(KMOV) – Poet and St. Louis native Maya Angelou received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday.

Angelou was honored by President Obama alongside Stan Musial.

The 82-year-old poet and author is still a professor at Wake Forest University, but she was born in St. Louis.

She says receiving the honor means a great deal to her.

Dr. Angelou still has very good friends in St. Louis.

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