UltraViolet Applauds USPS for Honoring Maya Angelou with Stamp

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2015
Contact:Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com

UltraViolet Applauds USPS for Honoring Maya Angelou with Stamp

More than 60K Called for Stamp’s Creation Over a 6-month Campaign

After a nearly 6-month campaign by women’s advocacy organization UltraViolet, the USPS today announced a new postage stamp to honor the legendary Maya Angelou, who passed away last Spring.

Statement from UltraViolet Co-founder Shaunna Thomas:
“We are thrilled to see the USPS honor the legendary Maya Angelou today. Maya Angelou’s influence on American culture and life cannot be overstated, and we are glad to see her legacy honored in this way.”

Maya Angelou was influential in many ways: she was Hollywood’s first black female director, a best-selling author of 36 books and presidential inauguration poet, among other accomplishments. That’s why tens of thousands of people urged the US Postal Service to take action in honoring her following her passing.

See the petition signed by nearly 65,000 people here urging the creation of a stamp in Ms. Angelou’s honor: http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/Angelou_stamp/