Dr. Maya Angelou had an incredible life, and Wednesday's Google Doodle celebrates it.

Angelou is now known as a world famous author and poet who published seven autobiographies and several books of poetry, but her early life was traumatic.

At the age of 7 she was sexually abused and raped by her mother's boyfriend.

He was released from jail after one day.

Four days later he was murdered, and Angelou became mute for five years.

Later Angelou would say, "I thought, my voice killed him; I killed that man, because I told his name."

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