FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, poet Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, ... more 
FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, poet Maya Angelou smiles as she greets guests at a garden party at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “Our planet has lost a friend,” Angelou said Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nell Redmond, file
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 2:21 PM EST