Alumna Maya Angelou Among Women Chosen to be on Quarter

Maya Angelou (Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Liberia) was a poet and civil rights activist who authored autobiographies, essays, poetry, plays, movies, and television shows. She wrote 36 books, including her influential work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. As part of the American Women Quarters Program, Angelou has been selected as one of the women to be memorialized on a Quarter. Representative Barbara Lee, a California Democrat who co-sponsored the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act (CCRA) authorizing the initiative, says,“Hopefully the public really delves into who these women were, because these women have made such a contribution to our country in so many ways.” To read more, visit Maya Angelou, Sally Ride to Be Among First Women Featured on U.S. Quarters | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine 

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