~~April 4, 2018~~
DR. MAYA ANGELOU
Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys and others celebrate the prolific writer with a reading of her famed poem “Still I Rise.”
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“Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.”
That’s what happened to these postings.
However, I couldn’t let this one pass.
Maya Angelou’s birthday!
Prolific poet and writer Maya Angelou would’ve turned 90 on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
To honor and celebrate the phenomenal woman who penned the powerful “Still I Rise,” Google has dedicated the day’s doodle on its search homepage to Angelou, who died in 2014 at age 86.
The doodle is accompanied by an animated reading of “Still I Rise,” featuring the voices of celebrities she influenced, including Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, America Ferrera and Laverne Cox. Her only son, Guy Johnson, also lends his voice.
“Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she did it all,” Winfrey told Google.
“She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence, and a fiery, fierce grace and abounding love.”
Wednesday also marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a friend of the author’s.
For more than 30 years, in lieu of celebrating her birthday, Angelou sent flowers to Coretta Scott King on April 4.
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Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.
She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.
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~~Maya Angelou Google Doodle~~
~~Published on Apr 3, 2018~~
Today’s #GoogleDoodle celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday! Set to her poem #StillIRise, the video Doodle includes her own voice along with the voices of other individuals whose lives she has inspired.