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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou is set to headline the University of Georgia's Week of Soul.

The week of activities and entertainment is sponsored by the University Union Student Programming Board's Committee for Black Cultural Programs.

Angelou is scheduled to speak Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Angelou is a renowned poet, novelist, educator, historian, filmmaker and civil rights activist. She is a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University. Angelou has served on two presidential committees and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, the National Medal of Arts in 2000 and the Lincoln Medal in 2008. She also has three Grammy Awards, and more than 30 honorary degrees.

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