The Maya Angelou stamp: Did Postal Service pick the right quote?


The US Postal Service revealed the design of its forever stamp honoring author, poet, actress, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.

The stamp will feature an incredibly lifelike oil portrait of Angelou by artist Ross Rossin, the original of which hangs in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Beside the painting will be the quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song,” from her autobiographical novel “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” (1969).

“Maya Angelou inspired the nation through a life of advocacy and through her many contributions to the written and spoken word,” Megan J. Brennan, USPS Postmaster General said in a press statement in February. READ MORE.