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This is the first time a piece intended for use in everyday life represents an African-American woman. It should be put into circulation soon.
The effigy of thedied in 2014, is on a new generation of "quarters", the famous parts of 25 cents American, whose first copies were struck by the currency of the States -Unis and will soon be put into circulation.
These are not collectibles but of parts that will be produced in large volume, intended to be used on a daily basis. They are struck in Philadelphia and Denver, according to a press release published on Monday, January 10th 2022.
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POET Maya Angelou Becomes The First Black Woman to appear on a US Quarter- Victor Blackwell CNN (@victorblackwell)
The most used part in the United States
This is the first time a room or American ticket that does not come from a limited collection of collection represents an African-American woman.
It is the result of the vote at the Congress, end 2020, a proposal for a law of the elue democrat of California Barbara Lee.
So far, the 25 cents part, the most used in the United States, was allowed only a few alternative versions since 1932, the time to hit a series of 50 pieces representing each of the American states, at The early 2000s, and another national parks and sites, from 2010 to 2021.
Traditionally, for 90 years, the present piece, on one side, a portrait of the first President of the United States George Washington, and, of The other, an eagle. The new room will keep the portrait of George Washington on one side and welcome that of Maya Angelou, on the other.
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"Phenomenal women who have shaped American history have been ignored for too long, especially women of color» , has tweeted MP Marc Veasey, elected Democrat in the House of Representatives . "I am proud to have supported Barbara Lee's text to pay tribute.
This piece is the first copy of a series baptized "Prominent American Women" , which will highlight several illustrious women, of various origins.
will follow, Wilma Mankiller, the first Native American woman to have held the head of the Cherokee nation, the political and activist of Hispanic origin Nina Otero-Warren, and the comedian Anna May Wong, greeted as The first Hollywood star of Asian origin.
activist for African-American
rights known for his memoirs and poetry, Maya Angelou is considered one of the most emblematic entrees of the condition of African Americans in the United States.
She wrote "I know why sings the bird in caged" , autobiographical novel seen as a classic of American literature.
Malcolm X friend, active in the Martin Luther King movement, Marguerite Johnson, his birth name, has written a lot on the South American, of which she was from.
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