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The U.S. Mint unveiled a new quarter this week, the first ever to honor a Black woman. Who is depicted on the coin?

Answer:

MAYA ANGELOU

A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou went into circulation Monday, 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 women in American history. The new coin still features George Washington's likeness on the "heads" side, while the "tails" side honors Angelou by evoking one of her most famous works, the autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Other quarters in the series will roll out later this year and through 2025.

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