Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman On US Quarter [PHOTO]

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The late Maya Angelou will become the first black woman to appear on a coin. The Maya Angelou quarter will be the first from the American Women Quarter Program, which will include coins featuring prominent women from American history.

The quarter has made its way into rotation yesterday and more coins will be circulating throughout the year all the way through 2025.

To read more on the release and to see the quarter click HERE.