The late and great author/poet/civil rights activist Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to appear on the quarter.
Earlier this week the coin, featuring Angelou’s beautiful silhouette and paying tribute to her 1970 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, went into circulation.
Angelou who passed away in 2014 at the age of 86, is making history once again.
The coin is a part of the American Women’s Quarter Program, which will honor 20 trailblazing women. The US Mint shared the news on their site and also acknowledged that they have already begun shipping out the coins.
The coins are expected to stay in circulation until 2025.