Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to appear in US quarter as Treasury begins distribution
By Sarah Fortinsky and Devan Cole, CNN
Updated 7:58 PM ET, Mon January 10, 2022Maya Angelou, American Women Quarters Program.
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.... Read more