Maya Angelou Archives

Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US quarter as US Treasury begins distribution

January 13, 2022

A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou went into circulation Monday, January 10, 2022, the US Mint announced, making the legendary poet and activist the first Black woman ever to appear on the coin. The Maya Angelou quarter is the first in the American Women Quarters Program, which will include coins featuring prominent… [Read More]

October Awareness Month (Week 5)

November 4, 2021

#BlackPoetryDay (Part II) Last week, we encouraged everyone to celebrate #BlackPoetryDay during the month of October. Check out a book from the library or read to your children. Black poets include: Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Phillis Wheatley, W.E.B. DuBois and many many others, including… [Read More]

Women’s History Month (Week Two)

March 8, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou Women’s History Month, according to the National Library of Congress, honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States. American women have struggled… [Read More]