ALBAWABA - Its trending on all over the social media. Its about the late great Maya Angelou, the famous American writer, poet and activist who continues to make her voice heard on social and civil liberties in the United States.
Out today: The Maya Angelou coin, the first US quarter to EVER feature a Black woman— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (@chelliepingree) January 10, 2022
Women—especially women of color—who shaped American history have gone unrecognized for too long. @RepBarbaraLee’s bill, which I was proud to cosponsor, honors these incredible women’s legacies pic.twitter.com/8egBa7PWbL
A just printed new American quarter of a dollar has her face on it full frontal. The quarter is now blasting into circulation the US Mint has announced. She is the first-ever black woman ever to appear on the coin and its seen as a great move for social equality and black power in America.
The U.S. Mint has begun rolling out quarters which feature writer, poet and activist Maya Angelou, the first Black woman to appear on the coin.https://t.co/bRNdgFvA6F— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) January 11, 2022
One writes on social says: "As a leader in the civil rights movement, poet laureate, college professor, and actress, Maya Angelou's example of class, empowerment, and humility will continue to inspire Americans for centuries."
The U.S. Mint announced Monday that it has begun shipping quarters honoring the late writer and activist Maya Angelou. https://t.co/Kk2zu00luc— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) January 11, 2022
This is history being made against segregation. The new coin still features George Washington, the American leader on one side, but she is certainly on the other.
Another says: "This makes my day complete. What a wonderful tribute and moment for this [US] country...."
Excited to announce that today, Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to appear on a US quarter!— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 10, 2022
The phenomenal women who shaped American history have gone unrecognized for too long—especially women of color. Proud to have led this bill to honor their legacies. pic.twitter.com/TYZeEJ8LhX
Wikipaedia writes: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice."
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