2022-P Roll - American Women Quarters Program (BU) - Maya Angelou

2022-P Roll - American Women Quarters Program (BU) - Maya Angelou

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    2022-P Roll - American Women Quarters Program (BU) - Maya Angelou
    Philadelphia Mint - Roll

    Maya Angelou is featured on the first quarter minted in this new program.

    Maya is a celebrated writer, performer, and social activist.

    Maya's remarkable career includes the publication of 30+ bestselling titles including her groundbreaking autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction.

    She was also famous for her performance in dance & theater and, her social activism. She appeared in “Cabaret for Freedom,” which she wrote with Godfrey Cambridge as well as other Broadway and off-Broadway plays.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. requested that she serve as Northern Coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and in 1978, she was a National Book Award judge for both biographies and autobiographies.

    In 1992, Maya read “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Clinton's inauguration, marking the first time an African American woman wrote and presented a poem at a Presidential inauguration. Robert Frost was the first and only other poet before her to recite a poem at a Presidential inauguration (President Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961).

    Maya Angelou received more than 30 honorary degrees and was inducted into the Wake Forest University Hall of Fame for Writers. In 2010, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and in 2013, she was the recipient of the Literarian Award, an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community.

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