New Face on the Quarter
By Zuri AndersonOct 8, 2021
The late iconic poet, Maya Angelou, will be depicted with her arms outstretched with a flying bird and a rising sun behind her on a new 25-cent piece. Officials say this image was “inspired by her poetry and symbolic of the way she lived.”
Angelou has over 30 bestselling titles under her name, speaking candidly about race in America, colonialism in Africa, and personal experiences. Not only has she received dozens of honorary degrees, but the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient was also the first Black woman to write and present a poem at a presidential inauguration in 1992.