The team at Google paid tribute to iconic Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley on September 7 to celebrate what would have been her 103rd birthday.

“Miss Lou”, as she was known across Jamaica and its Diaspora, earned a Google Doodle – fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.


Last week’s Doodle, illustrated by Jamaican guest artist Robyn Smith, celebrates “Miss Lou”, who empowered Jamaicans to take pride in their culture, including the vibrant patois language.