Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US quarter

CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.

Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman To Appear On Us Quarter As Treasury Begins Distribution - Cn

1/11/2022 4:33:00 AM

A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou has gone into circulation, the US Mint announced, making the legendary poet and activist the first Black woman ever to appear on the coin

CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.

Read more: CNN »

Love Italian Wedding Soup? This Risotto Is for You

In this week's episode of 'Mad Genius,' Food & Wine Culinary Director at Large Justin Chapple shares his recipe for Italian Wedding Risotto, which is inspired by Italian Wedding Soup. Read more >>

😴 Chukchi in Alaska take offense ... I would like one for a keepsake. 😨 And where are the White men? In Concentration Camps? She deserves the best. We don't use coins anymore.. everything's digital That’s beautiful! Waiting for blacks on esp to complain that the nfl needs more black coaches. No Latin No asians No white No news No Muslim No women Only black males

Hmm We are a “Quarter” of the way to reaching a dollar$ status. Even President Lincoln started on a Penny! DoesntMakeCentsUSA Blacks have surpassed Latino, asians, and Native Americans. America is basically black and white

Poet, activist Maya Angelou becomes 1st Black woman to appear on US quarterAngelou, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, rose to international prominence after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.'

Just in time for the end of the USD. Money should be faceless, bitcoin. Where's our $20 with Harriet Tubman Awesome 👏🏿 anybody on our money who owned slaves needs to be replaced permanently What happened? This is more important than the Federal government and some states prioritizing Covid treatment of non-whites over whites? In other words systematic racism towards whites to the point of killing whites. I didn't see that reported here.

Maya Angelou quarters are now in circulation by U.S. MintQuarters honoring Maya Angelou are now in circulation by the U.S. Mint. It's part of an effort to recognize notable women throughout U.S. history. Wonderful 🙏🏼❤️ ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

US Mint Begins Shipping Quarters Honoring Maya AngelouThe United States Mint says it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou Who that skinny lady? Fake

US Mint begins shipping quarters honoring Maya Angelou | AP NewsWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program. Angelou, an American author, poet and Civil Rights activist, rose to prominence with the publication of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in 1969. The N-modular redundancy can provide reliability and availability of your IT system. Using redundant methodologies, an IT system is bound to carry on with the operation redundancy tier power datacenter power energy efficiency sensors like she smile or cry? That is the most insane pic

Treasury begins distribution of quarter featuring poet, activist Maya AngelouThe U.S. Mint has begun rolling out U.S. quarters which feature writer, poet and activist Maya Angelou, the first Black woman to appear on the quarter. Why this person..? Condoleezza Rice, Michele Obama or Harriet Tubman or..? Glad I use credit cards now. I wouldn't carry around an image that cartoonish, Joker-like beast in my pocket. Why don’t the just do Snoop Dog next

Rachael Rollins, 1st Black woman named US attorney for Massachusetts, to be sworn in MondayRachel Rollins will become the first Black woman to ever serve as a U.S. attorney for the Massachusetts district once she's sworn in on Monday.

Washington (CNN)A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou went into circulation Monday, the US Mint announced, making the legendary poet and activist the first Black woman ever to appear on the coin. The Maya Angelou quarter is the first in the American Women Quarters Program, which will include coins featuring prominent women in American history. Other quarters in the series will begin rolling out later this year and through 2025, the Mint said in a release on Monday. "Each time we redesign our currency, we have the chance to say something about our country -- what we value, and how we've progressed as a society," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a separate statement. "I'm very proud that these coins celebrate the contributions of some of America's most remarkable women, including Maya Angelou." Writer Maya Angelou attends the memorial celebration for Odetta at Riverside Church on February 24, 2009, in New York City. The new coin still features George Washington's visage on the"heads" side, while the"tails" side honors Angelou by evoking one of her most famous works, the autobiography"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."Lawmakers cheered the release of the new coin on Monday and credited Rep. Barbara Lee, a California Democrat, with the achievement. Lee introduced the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, which passed in January 2021 and ultimately paved the way for the creation of these new coins.Read More"The phenomenal women who shaped American history have gone unrecognized for too long -- especially women of color," Lee said in a tweet."Proud to have led this bill to honor their legacies." The US Mint invited the public to submit names of women they view as American icons. The bureau welcomed entries of women known for their work in civil rights, science and the arts, among other areas, with an emphasis on women from"ethnically, racially and geographically diverse backgrounds." The only requirement was that the women who appear on the coins must be deceased.The agency will issue four other quarters this year, with the others honoring Sally Ride, an astronaut who was the first American woman in space; Asian American actress Anna May Wong; Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller and suffragette and politician Nina Otero-Warren.