“Forgotten Hollywood”- Angelou Honored by Postal Service…

Posted on February 24, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The United States Postal Service is set to release a Forever Stamp honoring writer Maya Angelou, the agency announced on Monday. Angelou, best known for her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, died last year at age 86.

Angeloupoem   In addition to being an author, Angelou was a professor, an official with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a calypso singer who danced with Alvin Ailey, a screenwriter, a Tony-nominated actress, and a film director. Angelou’s successful acting career included roles in numerous plays, films, and television programs, including an appearance in the television mini-series Roots in 1977. Her primary work was as a memoirist and poet; she recited a memorable poem at Bill Clinton’s 1993 presidential inauguration, a defining moment.     MAYA ANGELOU —->

   Angelou was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. She was asked to serve on two presidential committees, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Maya was also awarded over fifty honorary degrees.

   The date of the Maya Angelou stamp’s release has not been announced. Its artwork has not yet been revealed.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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