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Maya Angelou Set To Make History As One Of The First Women Honored On A Quarter

Late poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is receiving one of the highest honors for her likeness in the form of a coin. PEOPLE reports that as part of the American Women Quarters Program from the U.S. Mint, Dr. Maya Angelou is set to become one of the first trailblazing women in this country to have herself featured on a quarter. “For too long, many of the women who have contributed to our country’s history have gone unrecognized, especially women of color,” Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) shared in a statement. “I am pleased to see that the first women to be recognized under my bill are outstanding individuals in the fields of science and literature. They paved the way for many who came after them and inspired young women to carry on their legacy.” According to ABC News, the U.S. Mint announced several different designs of Dr. Angelou in an effort to honor the historical figure’s contributions. Her quarters will be in circulation through 2025 after the new quarter...

May 11, 2021

Mattel Honors the Late Dr. Maya Angelou in New Special Collector's Edition Doll

You can now have a piece of Dr. Maya Angelou within your home in a new collector’s edition doll. According to Blavity, Mattel is honoring the literary icon with her very own Barbie doll as a part of its “Inspiring Women Series” which also features civil rights icon Rosa Parks and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Barbie (@barbie) Sporting a patterned dress coupled with one of her signature headwraps, the doll depicts the late Dr. Angelou who passed away in 2014. The doll even includes her holding a mini replica of her autobiography, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.” “[The] Maya Angelou Barbie doll is being presented to honor the history and the impact of Dr. Maya Angelou’s activism, work, and achievements,” said the toy manufacturer, according to Blavity. “With displayable packaging, this celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life and work makes a great gift for Barbie collectors.” Dr. Angelou made history as the first...

Jan 19, 2021