Maya Angelou reading her most well-known works

5. Maya Angelou
5. Maya Angelou (Talbot Troy/Wikimedia Commons)

Legendary poet Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday at the age of 86. Angelou was long regarded as one of the nation's finest poets, but she received popular recognition after her stirring reading at President Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration. Here is Angelou reading some of her most well-known works.

Clinton inaguration

"On the Pulse of Morning" at the Clinton inauguration

Mandela memorial

"His Day is Done" - tribute to Nelson Mandela

Still I Rise

"Still I Rise"

To A Man

"To a Man"

The Mask

"The Mask"

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" part one