Maya Angelou in 1996.
Maya Angelou in 1996. Chuck Burton—AP

Watch the World Thank Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Famed poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at 86. The poet's inspiring prose spread quickly on social media, as her fans tweeted notes of remembrance with the hashtag #ThankyouMaya.

The interactive above shows how the reaction to Angelou's death spread on Twitter.

The interactive above shows how the world shared photos of Angelou on Twitter.

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