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Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities
Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities

There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston. Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to the Civil Rights Game between the Orioles and the Houston Astros on Friday. Last week, Major League Baseball announced that Angelou would be unable to attend the Beacon Awards luncheon because of health reasons. “It is with deep regret that I able unable to attend the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon,” Angelou said in a statement to MLB.com. “I am aware that the Civil Rights Game is Major League Baseball’s...

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