The late Maya Angelou has become the first black woman to feature on the United States quarter.
This news was announced yesterday by the United States Mint, which said that the new quarter, part of the American Women Quarters Program, has begun shipping.
Celebrating the late poet, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, the US mint company said: “In celebration of Women Equality Day, we recognize the women who persevered through adversity, helping shape and redefine the United States of America. We are proud to celebrate the trailblazers whose achievements, triumphs and legacies reflect the strength and resilience of our Nation.”
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And here’s the coin on Angelou’s official Instagram: