New Maya Angelou Postage Stamp Features Thing Maya Angelou Didn't Say

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A new Forever stamp issued by the USPS has Maya Angelou’s face on it. Beside her face is the name “Maya Angelou.” Underneath the name “Maya Angelou” is the quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” But there’s one problem with the stamp that uses Angelou’s face and name: she isn’t responsible for the quote. Joan Walsh Anglund is. Speaking of quotes, here’s one from Anglund:

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Oh, and here’s another one from USPS spoksesperson Mark Saunders:

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That’s a lot of quotes from people who aren’t Maya Angelou!

Images via AP.


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sneezingglitter
SneezingGlitter

“Y’all done fucked up.” -SneezingGlitter

Original quote, pls do not remove source, thx.