Stamp Honoring Maya Angelou Uses Quote That Isn’t Hers

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The Washington Post reports that a new United States postage stamp bearing Angelou’s likeness features the quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Problem is, that’s a quote from a book of poems by Joan Walsh Anglund.

“Yes, that’s my quote,” Anglund told the Post on Monday.