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Kelsey Glein
Feb 23, 2015 @ 4:10 pm

Renowned author, poet, actress, and champion of equality Maya Angelou is set to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service with her own Forever Stamp. Angelou, who passed away last May at the age of 86, was a phenomenal woman who touched the lives of many around the world. "She celebrated black women’s beauty like no one had ever dared before," First Lady Michelle Obama once said.

And as for the reason behind the recognition, that is clear: "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."

Details about the stamp—including a preview, as well as the date and location of the first-day-of-issuance ceremony—will be announced at a later date.

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