Maya Angelou’s memorial service on Saturday morning will be limited to friends and family only, but the public will still be able to view the service. The beloved poet and civil rights activist died last Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., at age 86.
Taking place at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel, the service will go from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can livestream it here or watch the embed below; cable channels OWN and Centric also plan to broadcast the entire thing commercial-free. (In Washington, OWN: Comcast 17, RCN 336, Dish 189, DirecTV 279; Centric: Comcast 174, RCN 103, Dish 251, DirecTV 330.)
First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak; Angelou received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2011. Country star Lee Ann Womack will reportedly sing “I Hope You Dance” (Angelou had said it was her favorite song). Bill Clinton will be in attendance, as will Angelou’s close friend Oprah Winfrey; she tweeted earlier this week that she was in North Carolina at Angelou’s home.
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