Maya Angelou Honored With Forever Stamp

President Barack Obama kisses poet and author Maya Angelou after giving her the 2010 Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House Feb. 15, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
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Renowned poet Maya Angelou is next to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service: She will be featured on her own Forever Stamp, according to a press release.

Details about the stamp—including a preview, as well as the date and location of the first-day-of-issuance ceremony—will be announced at a later date.


“Maya Angelou inspired our nation through a life of advocacy and through her many contributions to the written and spoken word,” Postmaster Gen. Megan J. Brennan said in the press release. “Her wide-ranging achievements as a playwright, poet, memoirist, educator, and advocate for justice and equality enhanced our culture.”

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