The U.S. Postal Service is honoring Maya Angelou, poet, author and civil rights advocate, with her own forever stamp that features a quote attributed to her.
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
Jabari Asim, a former editor for The Washington Post’s Book World, had seen the quote attributed to Angelou on social media but was highly skeptical. He tracked the quote down from a notebook of quotes he has collected from writers, thinkers, etc. Asim found the quote which is from the book “A Cup of Sun,” by Joan Walsh Anglund, copyright 1967.
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