Dr. Maya Angelou To Be Honored On A Series Of Quarters

Dr. Maya Angelou posthumously makes history!

The U.S. Mint will be honoring 20 trailblazing women with a series of new quarters. The American poet and NASA Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride will be the first two women to be featured on the back of the coins. 

According to reports, the coins will debut in January will circulate until 2025. U.S. Rep Barbara Lee said in a statement, “For too long, many of the women who have contributed to our country’s history have gone unrecognized, especially women of color.” 

She went on to say, “Maya Angelou and Sally Ride paved the way for many who came after them and inspired young women to carry on their legacy.”