Maya Angelou's 90th birthday: 8 ways she blessed us

Maya Angelou's 90th birthday: 8 ways she blessed us

Google's homepage features artwork depicting Angelou alongside a start button that, when clicked, begins an art-filled video that features the voices of Angelou and celebrities including Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, Martina McBride, Laverne Cox, Oprah Winfrey and Angelou's son Guy Johnson as they recite Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise".

How did Maya Angelou become an author?

Today's Google Doodle (April 4) commemorates what would have been Dr. #Maya Angelou's 90th birthday. Over the course of her incredible life, she was a poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award. And while there are several women poets one is indebted to, the contribution of Maya Angelou can not be denied.

"Still I Rise" from AND STILL I RISE: A SELECTION OF POEMS READ BY THE AUTHOR by Maya Angelou, copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.

Angelou became a voice for women and African-American people who championed for women's rights and gender equality. She redefined black beauty and celebrated African-American oral traditions. She'd never worked as a journalist before, but her job at the Observer tossed her into the deep end of reporting while working in an office full of men who'd never worked with a woman before.

Although she learned pride and self-confidence from her grandmother, her life was turned upside-down when she was raped at the age of eight by her mother's boyfriend while visiting St Louis. "She is a national treasure we should always celebrate". "She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence, and a fiery, fierce grace and abounding love." .

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In a statement, Google praised Dr. Angelou, who died at the age of 86, as someone who had touched the lives of millions around the globe through her teachings, writings, voice and actions.

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

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

"Caged Bird" from SHAKER, WHY DON'T YOU SING? by Maya Angelou, copyright © 1983 by Maya Angelou. "She is brilliant.I am honored to be able to say her words".

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

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