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Maya Angelou Among Historic Women To Appear on Newly Designed Quarter

Essence
 2021-05-18

Cover picture for the articleThe late poet joins Sally Ride as the first features in a new coin series honoring American women. The U.S. Mint has announced the first two women to be honored on coins issued under the “American Women Quarters Program.” The late, illustrious writer Maya Angelou and trailblazing astronaut Dr. Sally Ride will be the first distinguished American “sheroes” to be celebrated on the quarter. Circulation is slated to begin in 2022.

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