Maya Angelou To Appear On The Quarter


The United States Mint has announced they will feature 5 pioneering American women on newly printed Quarters. The program is called the 'American Women Quarters Program'. 

The first quarters from this program that will go into circulation will feature Maya Angelou. Maya will be the first black woman to ever appear on American currency. 

"It is my honor to present our Nation’s first circulating coins dedicated to celebrating American women and their contributions to American history, each 2022 quarter is designed to reflect the breadth and depth of accomplishments being celebrated throughout this historic coin program. Maya Angelou, featured on the reverse of this first coin in the series, used words to inspire and uplift." - Ventris C. Gibson, U.S. Mint deputy director

The other women that were honored include astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American film star in Hollywood; Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller; and suffragette and politician Nina Otero-Warren, who was the first Hispanic woman to run for United States Congress. 


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