Maya Angelou honored with Google Doodle on her 90th birthday

Maya Angelou

Those who read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings know that Angelou was sexually assaulted at the age of seven, and that experience rendered her non-verbal for five years. It was on her 40th birthday, April 4, 1968, that Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis.

"Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it's how she did it all".

"My mother's principal message was one of inclusiveness; that despite our ethnic, religious and cultural differences, we are more alike than unalike", writes Johnson, "She saw all our differences in language, orientation and perspective as an indication of the richness of our imagination and creativity, and as elements of our nature that we should celebrate". "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.

In 1940, Angelou moved to San Francisco with her mother and brother. "And then I thought I would never speak again, because my voice would kill anyone". During that period, she immersed herself in literature and poetry.

Even though she was awarded a scholarship to study #Music And Dance, Maya dropped out of high school and began to work as the first female cab conductor. Today's Google Doodle is an animated poetry reading of Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise", read by Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Laverne Cox, and several others.

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Maya moved to NY in 1959, to concentrate on her writing career, and joined the Harlem Writers Guild. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, her first book, was released in 1969.

Angelou died at her home in California on May 28, 2014, aged 86. Her vast impact on popular culture was also felt through a host of award nominations, public accolades, and more than 50 honorary degrees.

One of her most famous poem, On the Pulse of the Morning, was made for an recited at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ceremony in January 1993.

Dr. Angelou was always very politically active and participated in the Civil Rights movement, working with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in the '50s and '60s. She was an eloquent and articulate poet, who used her voice to weave tales that resonated with African-Americans across the nation. This autobiography and her subsequent works earned her global recognition and numerous awards.

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