ICON GETS STAMP OF APPROVAL FROM STOCKTON

13 Apr 2015 8:39 AM | D'Adrea Davie (Administrator)

By Mike Klocke
Record Editor
Posted Apr. 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM 

STOCKTON — With Maya Angelou's stature, persona and brilliance, there probably wasn't much in her life that could be chalked up to coincidence.

But here's one: A forever stamp was dedicated to one of America's most-noted poets this week, and she grew up in an Arkansas town named ... Stamps.

An unveiling ceremony was held earlier this week in Washington, D.C., with such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young attending.

On Saturday morning, young and old in Stockton — a community with distinct ties to Angelou's life — celebrated the stamp in a moving ceremony at the library branch that bears her name. READ MORE

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