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3:44 am
Sat December 7, 2013

WATCH: Maya Angelou's Poem For Nelson Mandela

Originally published on Sat December 7, 2013 8:35 am

Since Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, there have been tributes big and small: from changing the color of the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building to musical tributes from children.

Yesterday, the U.S. State Department unveiled a tribute poem written by Dr. Maya Angelou for Mandela "on behalf of the American people."

"Yes, Mandela's day is done," the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angelou said. "Yet we, his inheritors, will open the gates wider for reconciliation."

We'll leave you with the video:

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