StampNews.com got to know that the United States Office has unveiled its next issue – a stamp dedicated to Maya Angelou. And it features this quote from her: "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song".
"Maya Angelou inspired our nation through a life of advocacy and through her many contributions to the written and spoken word", Postmaster General Megan Brennansaid in a statement. "Her wide-ranging achievements as a playwright, poet, memoirist, educator, and advocate for justice and equality enhanced our culture".
Her many achievements include delivering a poem at President Clinton's first inauguration in 1993. In 2010, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama, the country's highest civilian honor.
Her friends in the civil rights movement included Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
On March 31, Random House will publish Angelou's The Complete Poetry. And on April 7, Tavis Smiley's book My Journey with Maya, about his friendship with the late author, will arrive from Little, Brown.
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