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The late poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, becomes first African American woman to appear on a US quarter dollar coin

The United States Mint has begun circulation of coins featuring the late poet Maya Angelou — the first African American woman to appear on the US quarter dollar coin.

As an author and civil rights activist, Angelou is the first in a group of women who will appear on the US currency as part of the American Women Quarters Program.

  • ABC News

Angelou worked with with Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X during …

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