Maya Angelou: A black woman prints a US dollar coin for the first time | Globalism

The doll of African-American poet and activist Maya Angelou became the first black woman to stamp dollar coins United State.

Angelo will stamp the back of the new generation of quarters, the 25-cent coins, which are the most widely used in the country.

A ‘Quarter’ (25 cent coin) reversed in honor of the poet and activist Maya Angelou who is the first African American to stamp a coin in the United States (Photo: US Treasury via AFP)

Since 1932, the 25-cent coin has only been minted twice with alternate versions.: A series of 50 coins representing each state, in the 2000s, and the National Parks series, between 2010 and 2021.

The first copies were actually minted by the United States Mint and offered by the Treasury. (see video above).

The “quarters” are being minted in bulk for daily use in Philadelphia and Denver and will enter circulation soon, according to a memo published Monday (10).

The honor comes as a result of a bill passed by Barbara Lee, a Democratic congresswoman from California, in late 2020.

Reversed ‘Quarter’ (25 cent coin) in honor of poet and activist Maya Angelou, the first African American to stamp a coin in the United States (Image: Reuters)

The Maya Angelou coin is the first in a series called “The Outstanding American Woman”. (“A Distinguished American Woman”, in free translation), which will honor many outstanding women.

Among them is Sally Ride, an astronaut and physicist. Wilma Mankiller, the first Native American leader of the Cherokee Nation; Nina Otero Warren, Latin politician and activist; Actress Anna Mae Wong hailed as the number one star of Asian descent.

Best known for her memoirs and poetry, Maya Angelou is considered one of the most well-known authors on the conditions of black communities in the United States.

Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington in a photo taken on November 21, 2008. On January 10, 2022, the poet became the first black woman to stamp a dollar coin. Photo: Gerald Herbert/The Associated Press

The poet wrote at length about life in the south of the country, the region in which she was born and historically marked by apartheid.

Girlfriend of activist and black religious leader Malcolm X and activist in the movement leader and pastor Martin Luther King, Margaret Johnson, baptismal name for her is Margaret Johnson.

Angelou passed away in 2014 at the age of 86.

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