The Phenomenal Maya Angelou was best known for heartwarming poetry. Angelou passed away in 2014 in her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her words have left a legacy and will continue to live with us forever.
Today, the Twitter-Verse, used their 140 characters for good and paid homage to the legend on National Poetry Day.
Oprah kicked off the celebration by reciting one of Angelou's most beloved poems "Phenomenal Woman."
— SuperSoul Sunday (@SuperSoulSunday) March 21, 2018
People posted photos of Angelou along with her most captivating words. Angelou has written 36 books and is most famous for her novel, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," that was published in 1969.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. #MayaAngelou
— Well-Read Black Girl ™ (@wellreadblkgirl) March 21, 2018
STILL I RISE By #MayaAngelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise. …
— Virginia Murr (@Verba_et_Vertus) March 21, 2018
— JusticeToAll ⚖️ (@JusticeToAll) March 21, 2018
Angelou was also much more than a poet. Her body of work encompassed multiple art disciplines and spanned over five decades.
She is also remembered as an iconic historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist.
During her lifetime, she received several awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in 2005.