If the news of Maya Angelou's U.S. Postal Stamp wasn't exciting enough, here's something else to look forward to: the Postmaster General Megan Brennan will be joined by Oprah Winfrey in dedicating the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp during a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony next month. Winfrey has long considered Angelou her life mentor and the famous pair were known for their close friendship.
The stamp showcases Ross Rossin's oil-on-canvas portrait of Angelou, and features this quotation by the iconic author: "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." Plus, the stamp pane includes a short excerpt from Angelou’s book, Letter to My Daughter, and reads: "Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud."
Interested in attending the historic event? The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. You can RSVP at usps.com/mayaforever through April 3. The stamp is available for pre-order now on usps.com.