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A new school in New Jersey will be named for the late poet Maya Angelou.
The Jersey City school board voted Thursday to name the $54.6 million school building for the celebrated writer and civil rights activist. Angelou died in 2014 at age 86.
The Jersey Journal reports (http://bit.ly/28IKLcr ) Angelou was chosen over President Barack Obama and Fletcher Walker. Walker led a parent-teacher group that lobbied for the new building.
NEW JERSEY SCHOOL TO BE NAMED AFTER MAYA ANGELOU
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