WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service says it will honor poet and author Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp.

A statement from the postal service says it will preview the stamp and provide details on the date and location of the first-day-of-issuance ceremony at a later date.

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan said Angelou inspired the nation through a life of advocacy and through her contributions to the written and spoken word. Brennan said her achievements as a playwright, poet, memoirist, educator, and advocate for justice and equality enhanced our culture.

Angelou was the author of several books, and won numerous awards for her work and contributions to the arts and civil rights. She was a professor at Wake Forest University and lived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She died last May.

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