Maya Angelou (4th of April 1928 -28th of May 2014) was an all round Phenomenal Woman – or as we say – a Virago Woman.Born on this day in 1928, Maya Angelou was anAmerican author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. She is best known for her poetry including the empowering Still I Rise and her non fiction book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), the story of her early life. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings recalls a young African American woman’s discovery of her self-confidence, and was the first non-fiction book by an African American woman to make the best-sellers list.
Read more about her life here.
Today, Google is commemorating the life and poetry of Maya Angelou with a doodle, shared on their homepage and their twitter.
They aren’t the only ones thinking of the inspirational female poet today. Here’s how twitter is celebrating Maya Angelou on what would be her 90th birthday:
Singer Alicia Keys posted a tweet recognising the work Angelou did to break the glass ceiling
Angelou is still inspiring women to be the best they can be!
By Rose Nugee