Google Honours Maya Angelou With Doodle
I am sure you did notice the change made to the Google logo, the popular Google logo has been changed today to Maya Angelou’s picturesque.
Changes made to Google Google logo are called Doodles, this is usually to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. The recent change made is to honour the African-American Literary icon, Maya Angelou’s 90th posthumous birthday.
The doodle was set to one of her popular poems, “Still I Rise” this featured the voices of Angelou herself, Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Guy Johnson, Martina McBride, America Ferrera and Laverne Cox.
In a statement released by Google, “In her teens and early adult life Angelou saw more experiences than many do in a lifetime: from motherhood, to becoming San Francisco’s first female and black streetcar conductor, to touring the world as a cast member of the opera Porgy and Bess — all while mastering several languages,”
“She sang and danced in professional cabarets, worked as a journalist in Africa, and became one of the most prominent civil rights activists of her generation.”
She was also the recipient of numerous honours during her lifetime. She became the first poet to make an inaugural recitation in three decades when Bill Clinton became President in 1992. Her vast impact on popular culture was also felt through a host of award nominations, public accolades, and more than 50 honorary degrees.