Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US coin

2022-01-11 11:43:00 AM

The quarter has for the last 90 years shown the nation's first president, George Washington, on one side and an eagle on the other.

Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US coin - The quarter has for the last 90 years shown the nation's first president, George Washington, on one side and an eagle on the other.

The quarter has for the last 90 years shown the nation's first president, George Washington, on one side and an eagle on the other.

Angelou, author ofI Know Why the Caged Bird Singswill also be the first figure commemorated through the American Women Quarters Program, which was signed into law in January 2021.The US Mint “has begun shipping the first coins” with Angelou’s likeness on the American quarter, a 25-cent piece, according to a press release from the agency.

“It is my honor to present our nation’s first circulating coins dedicated to celebrating American women and their contributions to American history,” said Mint Deputy Director Ventris Gibson.“Each 2022 quarter is designed to reflect the breadth and depth of accomplishments being celebrated throughout this historic coin program. Maya Angelou, featured on the reverse of this first coin in the series, used words to inspire and uplift.”

Read more:
Mail & Guardian »

In Search Of My Father - BBC Africa Eye documentary

In Kenya, over a third of the population grow up in single parent families. #BBCAfricaEye follows the personal journey of reporter Namukabo Werungah, who has... Read more >>

N I know we all probably might have heard about Bitcoin but don't know how it works, I tried it in a week ago by a man who recommended me to Dpurplewomanfx on Twitter she guides me through and i made a return of R10500 after a week of trading, connect with her Dpurplewomanfx

US Mint rolls out quarters featuring late author, activist Maya Angelou - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The US Mint has started rolling out quarters which feature late American author and activist Maya Angelou, the first Black woman to appear on the coin. Out of many, one I know we all probably might have heard about Bitcoin but don't know how it works, I tried it in a week ago by a man who recommended me to Dpurplewomanfx on Twitter she guides me through and i made a return of $10500 after a week of trading, connect with her Dpurplewomanfx Black people are making some progress, I ner with a black face still, the coins will illude black people & be allergic to their presence & not reside in any of their pockets, only to reside in white people's pockets...

US Mint rolls out quarters featuring late author, activist Maya Angelou - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The US Mint has started rolling out quarters which feature late American author and activist Maya Angelou, the first Black woman to appear on the coin. Out of many, one I know we all probably might have heard about Bitcoin but don't know how it works, I tried it in a week ago by a man who recommended me to Dpurplewomanfx on Twitter she guides me through and i made a return of $10500 after a week of trading, connect with her Dpurplewomanfx Black people are making some progress, I ner with a black face still, the coins will illude black people & be allergic to their presence & not reside in any of their pockets, only to reside in white people's pockets...

Shoot-out unveils SA-based rapper’s alleged links to Nigerian gangA gangland-style execution in Kempton Park has been linked to criminal organisation Black Axe We living in a circus country Every Nigerian in SA should be deported. They have zero business here except illicit trade and drugs. Investing with williamchurch09 has brought my family so much joy, I've received R25,500 from my little funds i invested and I'm grateful, i advice everyone to invest with 👇👇👇👇 williamchurch09

STUART THEOBALD: Investors should keep a close eye on the fundamentals in 2022My sense is that investors are less certain than it appears

LISTEN | Living positively📢 NEW PODCAST ALERT: Keeping a positive attitude is what enables us to live a positive life. DivinityRoji speaks to Danielle Grotewold and Counsellor, Palesa Tshetlo about living positively, on Evolve_4U EvolutionSpaceChats. SowetanLIVE Podcast

LISTEN | Living positivelyKeeping a positive attitude is what enables us to live a positive life but it feels more of a stretch each day with all the negativity that surrounds us. I know we all probably might have heard about Bitcoin but don't know how it works, I tried it in a week ago by a man who recommended me to Derrick_Jones39 on Twitter he guides me through and i made a return of $10500 after a week of trading, connect with him

Poet and activist Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman to appear on the US quarter, in a new version of the coin unveiled by the US Mint on Monday.The coin is part of the American Women Quarters programme,which also includes Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American Hollywood film star, the United States Mint on Monday.The coin is part of the American Women Quarters programme,which also includes Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American Hollywood film star, the United States Mint on Monday.Reporter 10 January 2022 - 12:45 An execution in broad daylight has lifted the lid on the alleged nefarious enterprise of a SA-based Nigerian rapper with apparent links to criminal organisation Black Axe.

Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will also be the first figure commemorated through the American Women Quarters Program, which was signed into law in January 2021. The US Mint “has begun shipping the first coins” with Angelou’s likeness on the American quarter, a 25-cent piece, according to a press release from the agency. At age 7, Angelou was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, who was later beaten to death in an assault that some believed was carried out by Angelou’s uncles. “It is my honor to present our nation’s first circulating coins dedicated to celebrating American women and their contributions to American history,” said Mint Deputy Director Ventris Gibson. The trauma of the rape and her assailant’s death left Angelou mute for six years. “Each 2022 quarter is designed to reflect the breadth and depth of accomplishments being celebrated throughout this historic coin program. She began writing during that silent period. Maya Angelou, featured on the reverse of this first coin in the series, used words to inspire and uplift. This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

” The program directs the US Mint to issue quarters each year between 2022 and 2025 featuring five different female trailblazers who have contributed to the country. The prolific African-American writer was known for her lyrical prose and regal speaking voice. The prolific African-American writer was known for her lyrical prose and regal speaking voice. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she was “proud that these coins celebrate the contributions of some of America’s most remarkable women.” “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,” she said in a statement. “I’m very proud that these coins celebrate the contributions of some of America’s most remarkable women, including Maya Angelou. The quarter has for the last 90 years shown the nation’s first president, George Washington, on one side and an eagle on the other.” The recipient of more than 30 honorary degrees, Angelou read “On the Pulse of Morning” at the 1992 inauguration of former President Bill Clinton. The new quarters — which have been minted in Philadelphia and Denver — show Washington on one side and Angelou on the other. Angelou’s reading marked the first time an African American woman wrote and presented a poem at a presidential inauguration.

The other figures set to appear on the coin in 2022 are: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, Nina Otero-Warren, a New Mexico suffrage leader and Anna May Wong, a Chinese American film star. Angelou, who was born in Missouri in 1928, was an essayist and poet who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. The American Women Quarters program also features Wilma Man killer, the Cherokee Nation’s first female principal chief; Adelina Otero-Warren, a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement; and Sally Ride, an astronaut and physicist who was the first American woman in space. The American Women Quarters program also features Wilma Man killer, the Cherokee Nation’s first female principal chief; Adelina Otero-Warren, a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement; and Sally Ride, an astronaut and physicist who was the first American woman in space. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights Movement. Angelou, who delivered the poem at former President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration, died in 2014. Treasury Secretary Yellen has also signalled support for recognising former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman on US currency.

Former president Barack Obama launched a project to put Tubman’s face on the $20 bill but it stalled under the administration of Donald Trump. Putting Tubman, a Black woman who escaped slavery and became a leader of the pre-Civil War abolitionist movement, on the bill would be an “honour” but designing banknotes takes time, Yellen said in September. © Agence France-Presse .