Maya Angelou to Be Honored by USPS With a Forever Stamp

Maya Angelou to Be Honored by USPS With a Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service to produce stamps of the late icon.

Published February 23, 2015

World-renowned poet, author and icon Maya Angelou is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a Forever stamp, according to a press release.

“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 post office will release a preview of the stamp at a later date.

Other Black history icons who have Forever stamps include Rosa Parks, who received the honor on what would have been her 100th birthday, and Shirley Chisholm, whose stamp was released in 2014.

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Written by BET-Staff


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