Childhood home unveils Angelou stamp

April 9, 2015
In The News

STAMPS -- From a young age, the world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou, who called Stamps her childhood home, endured stifling poverty, discrimination, a childhood sexual assault and a teen pregnancy.

"Life wasn't fair to her. But she continued to work hard," U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., said Wednesday in the town of 2,100 people. "She continued to stay true to who she was, and in doing that, she blessed others."

Angelou died at 86 from an undisclosed cause on May 28 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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