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As the US Mint sends out coins, Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to feature on a quarter.

  The United States Mint announced Monday that the first quarter in its American Women Quarters Program, featuring the likeness of poet Maya Angelou, has begun arriving. With the release of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" in 1969, Angelou rose to popularity as an American author, poet, and Civil Rights fighter. President Barack Obama awarded the author the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010. Over the next four […]