Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey to attend Maya Angelou memorial service

Former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey are joining first lady Michelle Obama at a weekend memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou.

Wake Forest University spokeswoman Katie Neal said Friday that Clinton will attend the event honoring Angelou on the Winston-Salem, N.C., campus where she taught for more than 30 years.

Oprah Winfrey Network spokeswoman Chelsea Hettrick said the TV talk-show host and producer also will attend Saturday's memorial.The White House said Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks.

Angelou died last week at her Winston-Salem home at age 86. She was known worldwide as a literary pioneer and civil rights champion.

Saturday's service is closed to the public. Wake Forest says it will stream the memorial event online.

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