Maya Angelou Recites Nelson Mandela Tribute Poem

"We watched as the hope of Africa sprang through the prison's doors."

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Maya Angelou, the 85-year-old American poet who first met Nelson Mandela in the 1960s, composed “His Day is Done” for her friend, who died Thursday. Here, she recites the tribute in a video posted to the State Department’s YouTube channel Friday “on behalf of the American people.”