Maya Angelou honored with Google Doodle on her 90th birthday

05 April, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Grady King
  • Google marks 90th birth anniversary of Maya Angelou with special doodle

The first verse is read by Angelou herself, while the rest of the poem is read by Angelou's impressive fan base, including Oprah Winfrey, Laverne Cox, Alicia Keys, Angelou's son, Guy Johnson, Martina McBride, and America Ferrera. Adorned with pearls and gold hoop earrings, Maya Angelou's animated counterpart jumps right off the screen.

On what would have been her 90th birthday, poet Maya Angelou has been honoured by Google as today's doodle.

The influential author touched the lives of millions across the world with her inspirational writing, her teachings and her actions.

She was awarded the Spingram Medal in 1994 and the National Medal of arts in 2000.

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She wrote more than 30 books and was a Grammy victor for three spoken-word albums. The work is part of Angelou's collection "And Still I Rise", which was published 40 years ago this summer. Her life was a true testament to the power of the Black woman. She redefined black beauty and celebrated African-American oral traditions.

"Maya Angelou, I love her so much". And when a woman writes, she not only takes charge of voicing her own stories but also asserts her presence. "She believed that we are all images of God, no matter how we look or what name we use to call upon the Divine and Sacred Being", he said.

Today is a celebration of her bright light, a light that will continue to shine. "She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence, and a fiery, fierce grace and abounding love", Winfrey said. My mother's perspective was that human beings being social animals are strongest when they are unified.

It was Bailey who gave her the nickname "Maya", which came from "My" or "May Sister".

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Her death happened on May 28, 2014.

My mother's principal message was one of inclusiveness; that despite our ethnic, religious and cultural differences, we are more alike than unalike.

A quote from Dr Angelou was included in underneath: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel".

"Caged Bird" from SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING? by Maya Angelou, copyright © 1983 by Maya Angelou.

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Angelou is best known for her writing - having penned more than 30 books and received more than 50 honorary degrees.


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