Maya Angelou Memorial to Simulcast on OWN

Maya Angelou Memorial to Simulcast on OWN

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The event will take place Saturday morning from North Carolina's Wake Forest University

OWN will simulcast the memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou from North Carolina's Wake Forest University on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. ET/ 7 a.m. PT.

The service can also be viewed online at oprah.com/MayaAngelou. Also, viewers can join a conversation about Angelou on social media using the hashtag #HonoringMaya.

OWN founder Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the memorial for Angelou, who was found dead in her Winston Salem, N.C., home. She was 86.

Also read: Oprah Winfrey Remembers the Best Lesson Maya Angelou Ever Taught Her

Winfrey and Angelou first met in the 1970s when Winfrey, a local news reporter in Baltimore at the time, interviewed Angelou. It wasn't until 1984, however, that their famous friendship blossomed after Angelou came across Winfrey on the street in Chicago and decided to say hello.

Angelou made frequent appearances in O Magazine, contributing poetry, recipes and making herself available for in-depth interviews with Winfrey.

See photos: Maya Angelou on Screen: 8 Powerful TV and Film Appearances

Wake Forest University will also livestream the memorial at http://new.livestream.com/wfu/angelou.

From 1982, Angelou taught at Wake Forest University where she held the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies.