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Maya Angelou Quotes in Honor of Her 90th Birthday

Maya Angelou Quotes in Honor of Her 90th Birthday

Adorned with pearls and gold hoop earrings, Maya Angelou's animated counterpart jumps right off the screen. For more than 30 years, in lieu of celebrating her birthday, Angelou sent flowers to Coretta Scott King on April 4.

There, she experienced a life marred by the racial discrimination which underpinned everyday life in the American South.

The book was a marine success and she was nominated for a National Book Award.

Google on Wednesday published a Doodle on its search page that features an audio recording of Angelou reciting her poem Still I Rise. Throughout her life, Dr. Maya Angelou touched many hearts through music, dance, poetry, and teaching. She championed women's rights and gender equality.

"Maya Angelou, I love her so much".

After opening up about her early years Maya, who worked as a prostitute and nightclub dancer in her youth, became known as a respected spokesperson for black people and women. She was unapologetic in her thoughts and thus inspired us all. She redefined black beauty and celebrated African-American oral traditions. After falling in love with a South African civil rights activist, Maya moved to Egypt with her son and her new partner.

"My mother's perspective was that human beings being social animals are strongest when they are unified", continues Johnson, who, along with his wife, Stephanie Floyd-Johnson, aided this Doodle project.

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

For years, Angelou, who died in 2014, did not celebrate her own birthday - a painful reminder of King's death.

My mother's principal message was one of inclusiveness; that despite our ethnic, religious and cultural differences, we are more alike than unalike. She said it was the one of the best decisions she ever made. "You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise". "If this book finds its way into the hands of bold, adventurous people, courageous enough to actually get into the kitchen and rattle pots and pans, I will be very happy", Angelou wrote in the introduction to the latter title.

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

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