Remembering Maya Angelou – the most moving tributes to the poet on what would have been her 90th birthday

 

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou, with picture of the feminist and civil rights activist, author of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, inspirational quote
The tributes pouring out for Maya Angelou on what would have been her 90th birthday suggests she made a lot of people feel inspired!

Maya Angelou (4th of April 1928 -28th of May 2014) was an all round Phenomenal Womanor 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

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