1st Black woman to appear on the quarter (photo)

America is recognizing an outstanding Black woman on its coinage. Fantastic poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is now the first Black woman to appear on a U.S. coin. U.S. Mint unveiled on Jan. 10, 2022, that the late, legendary Angelou on a U.S. quarter. The first coin of the American Women Quarters™ […]

US Mint unveils Maya Angelou quarter

Acclaimed poet and author Maya Angelou and astronaut Sally Ride will be memorialized on a new set of quarters scheduled to enter circulation next January. The two trailblazing women will lead the initial rollout and appear on a series of 25-cent pieces that will be released over the next four years by the U.S. Mint. […]

Barbie unveils Maya Angelou doll

As Black History month approaches, Mattel has unveiled Maya Angelou as the newest member of its Inspiring Women Collection. Angelou is only the 10th woman in the role model line of Barbies that includes Rosa Parks, Ella Fitzgerald and Florence Nightingale. The Maya Angelou doll holds a miniature replica of her prolific autobiography, “I Know […]

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