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US Postal Service Honors Maya Angelou With Forever Stamp

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BOSTON, United States: Poet and activist Maya Angelou addresses the Democratic National Convention 27 July, 2004, in Boston, Massachusetts. AFP PHOTO/STAN HONDA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)HECTOR MATA / AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Monday that Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp. Angelou, who passed away in May of 2014, was a beloved poet and novelist who campaigned for human rights.

“Maya Angelou inspired our nation through a life of advocacy and through her many contributions to the written and spoken word," said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. "Her wide-ranging achievements as a playwright, poet, memoirist, educator, and advocate for justice and equality enhanced our culture.”

In a written statement, the US Postal Service stated that further details regarding the release date will be given out at a later time.

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