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“And Still I Rise” – Dr. Maya Angelou Honored with Commemorative Stamp

Through her words, she taught us that we are phenomenal, reminded us why the caged bird sings and bid the nation “Good morning” during the 1993 Presidential Inauguration.

She was a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director.

Dr. Angelou passed away in May 2014, and the USPS announced today that she will be honored with a forever stamp, grouping her with the likes of other pioneers including Shirley Chisolm and Althea Gibson, in addition to those that participated in the 1963 March on Washington.

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan’s , released the below statement in conjunction with the announcement:

“Maya Angelou inspired our nation through a life of advocacy and through her many contributions to the written and spoken word. Her wide-ranging achievements as a playwright, poet, memoirist, educator, and advocate for justice and equality enhanced our culture.”

 

“I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.”                                  ~ Dr. Maya Angelou

Yes ma’am, you must have… 🙂

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