The Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. is hosting a very special event next week. Tuesday, April 7th, bestselling author, America’s Poet Laureate and American icon, Maya Angelou will be commemorated on a United States Stamp. Artist Ross Rossin of Atlanta was tapped to be the portrait artist and his original painting will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery until November 1, 2015.
Oprah Winfrey and poet Nikki Giovanni will be attending the ceremony.
One of Ms. Angelou’s most famous quotes will be included on the stamp: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”