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Maya Agelou 1WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Crowds are funneling through late poet Maya Angelou’s home for a sale of some of the furniture, books and everyday possessions she left behind.

The three-day estate sale for the acclaimed writer and activist is wrapping up Saturday in Winston-Salem. Items for sale ranged from boxes of light bulbs and bags of cheese knives to Angelou’s personal typewriter.

Proceeds will be donated to Angelou’s foundation and other charities.

Angelou rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and literature. She died in May 2014 at the age of 86 after 30 years as a professor at Wake Forest University.