A black human rights activist on an American currency

Poet and human rights activist Maya Angelou became the first black woman to appear on a US quarter dollar coin. in a new version of the coin unveiled Monday by the United States Department of the Treasury. Angelou, author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, will be the first character to be commemorated through the “American Women’s Quarters” program that will be converted in law in January 2021.
“I am honored to present the first coin in circulation dedicated to celebrating American women and their contribution to American history, “said Fentress Gibson, deputy director of the Mint. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressed her pride that” these coins celebrate the contributions of some of the most extraordinary women in America. “