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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 ( ) Angelou was chosen over President Barack Obama and Fletcher Walker. Walker led a parent-teacher group that lobbied for the new building.


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