The U.S. Postal Service will honor the late writer and activist Maya Angelou with a “forever” stamp. Angelou, who became known to most Americans when she read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1993, lived a remarkable life. (Beyond her writing, Angelou was nominated for a Tony and danced with Alvin Ailey.) Her breakout book, the memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was literally a breakout. In it Angelou explored her five-year childhood silence brought on by abuse, and how she broke out of it to find her voice. It was a voice America celebrated.
Angelou died last year at age 86. The stamp is in the works. There is no release date yet set.