Watch: Maya Angelou Reads A Tribute Poem For Nelson Mandela

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By: Stacy-Ann Ellis / December 7, 2013

After the recent passing of South African icon Nelson Mandela, his good friend Dr. Maya Angelou prepared a poem in his honor. The U.S. State Department released her tribute poem “His Day is Done” on behalf of the American people.

“The news expected and still unwelcome reached us in the United States, and suddenly our world became somber. Our skies were leadened. His day is done,” she recited.

Listen to Dr. Angelou’s entire poem above.