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Maya Angelou's new stamp features quote that wasn't hers

Maya Angelou's new stamp features quote that wasn't hers

The United States Postal Service is set to honor Maya Angelou today in a dedication ceremony for a new postage stamp depicting the legendary author, poet and singer. But there's one problem: The quotation that accompanies Angelou's picture on the stamp was apparently not originally written by her. The text on the new "forever" stamp reads: "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." It appears to be a reference to Angelou's best-known book, her 1969 memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." But the Washington Post reported yesterday that the quotation can also be found in "A Cup of...

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