"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud"
"In a life rich with experiences and stories, author, poet, memoirist, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou touched the lives of millions around the globe through her teachings, her writings, her voice, and her actions," Google said before presenting a biography on her career.
Angelou, born Marguerite Annie Johnson in 1928, was sexually assaulted at 7-years-old which left her mute for five years. She would go onto to become San Francisco's first female and black streetcar conductor, join the cast of touring opera Porgy and Bess, master several languages, sing and dance in professional cabarets, work as a journalist in Africa and become a civil rights activist.
Angelou's first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings released in 1969, turned
her into a mainstream success who went on to release six other biographical works.
"Through her works, Dr. Angelou gave a voice to millions. She championed women's rights and gender equality. She redefined black beauty and celebrated African-American oral traditions. She advocated against war and campaigned for universal peace," Google continued.
Angelou died at the age of 86 in May 2014.
Here a few Quotes from The Honorable Miss Maya Angelou
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
"If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love"
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time"
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope"