“Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.”
-Dr. Maya Angelou
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) April 4, 2018
The animation features Angelou reading stanzas of one of her best-known poems, “Still I Rise,” with some help from fans, including Oprah Winfrey (who Angelou mentored during her lifetime), her son Guy Johnson and Laverne Cox. The guest readers also offer their own reflections on the writer and activist in an accompanying article on the Google Doodle website.