Quote on Maya Angelou Stamp Isn’t Hers

By Published on April 7, 2015

The late author/poet Maya Angelou was well-known for her many thought-provoking quotes, but it appears that one that was used for her stamp is not actually hers.

The Washington Post reports that a new United States postage stamp bearing Angelou’s likeness features the quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Problem is, that’s a quote from a book of poems by Joan Walsh Anglund.

Read the article “Quote on Maya Angelou Stamp Isn’t Hers” on cnn.com.

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