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Visiting the town of Stamps, childhood home of Maya Angelou

arkansas.com
 2021-05-18

Cover picture for the articleStamps is a small town in Lafayette County around 2.5 hours from Little Rock. The town has the distinction of being the childhood home of author and poet Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Angelou wrote about the town in her book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which received a National Book Award nomination. She spent much of her youth in Stamps in the home of her paternal grandmother, who ran the only African American general store in town. After Angelou's passing, the city dedicated a city park and Lake June to her, which you can visit in town.

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