Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Laverne Cox and more Hollywood superstars came together to honor Maya Angelou.
The poet died in 2014, but she would have turned 90 today. In honor of Angelou's birthday, Google made an animated Doodle that features various celebrities reciting her poem "Still I Rise."
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. View the full experience here: https://t.co/5yNw2jNomx pic.twitter.com/5BYItwm4xl— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) April 4, 2018
"Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she did it all. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence, and a fiery, fierce grace and abounding love."
In the Doodle, the poet herself can be heard reciting her poem alongside Keys, Cox, Winfrey, America Ferrera, Martina Bride and Guy Johnson.
Today WE RISE in celebration of the great Maya Angelou’s birthday!! This woman is a true pioneer & warrior of humankind on so many levels 🙌🏽 She broke ceilings as a creator and paved the way for millions w/the power of her words 🌟 Happy 90th Birthday #MayaAngelou 💜#StilliRise pic.twitter.com/p9TyeYKhAY— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) April 4, 2018
People have been taking to social media to react to the doodle and praise a truly phenomenal woman.
Others are posting their favorite Maya Angelou quotes.