WASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service will honor Maya Angelou the beloved author, poet, actress and champion of equality with a Forever Stamp.
"Maya Angelou inspired our nation through a life of advocacy and through her many contributions to the written and spoken word," said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. "Her wide-ranging achievements as a playwright, poet, memoirist, educator, and advocate for justice and equality enhanced our culture."
The Postal Service will preview the stamp and provide details on the date and location of the first-day-of-issuance ceremony at a later date.
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