Maya Angelou Will Be On The United States Quarter

January 11, 2022

The United States Mint’s first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program. Writer, poet, performer, social activist, and teacher Maya Angelou will be on the US quarter. Angelou rose to international prominence as an author after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou’s published works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction include more than 30 bestselling titles. Her remarkable career encompasses dance, theater, journalism, and social activism. The recipient of more than 30 honorary degrees. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Angelou the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and she was the 2013 recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community. Coins featuring additional honorees will begin shipping later this year and through 2025. Click Here To Read More.

Source: US Mint

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