• Maya Angelou Becomes the First Black Woman on a Quarter

    16 days ago - By Hypebeast

    There is a new quarter featuring the seminal poet and activist Maya Angelou. The coins are part of the U.S. Mint 's "American Women Quarters Program" which started shipping out to banks yesterday, showcasing a number of influential American women. Designed by Emily Damstra , Ms. Angelou is depicted on the "tails" side of the coin, while George Washington remains on "heads." Other figures part of the program include astronaut, Sally Ride , Wilma Mankiller , the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, Nina Otero-Warren , a leader in New Mexico's suffrage movement, along with...
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