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New stamp a hit on social media

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey holds a pane of Maya Angelou stamps. Click on the image for a larger version.

The new Maya Angelou stamp isn’t just a hit at Post Offices — it’s proving popular on social media too.

A recent USPS post about the stamp has received more than 100,000 likes on Facebook, where fans are also posting their own tributes.

“I read ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ as a young girl,” Cathy Fifer wrote, referring to Angelou’s 1969 autobiography. “All these years later, I can still feel the power of her words.”

Paula Garrison wrote, “I love her and just bought all her books in audio. I always want to remember her sweet voice. Now for her stamp — [s]he is smiling down on all who made this honor to her.”

Twitter users — including several notable names — are sharing their appreciation for the stamp too.

Quincy Jones, Maria Shriver and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett have tweeted about the stamp, tagging their messages with #MayaForever, a hashtag that makes it easier to search for Angelou-related posts.

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey, who spoke at the April 7 dedication ceremony, tweeted a picture of herself holding a pane of stamps. She wrote, “Thank you USPS for celebrating our American Queen. I just bought 100 stamps.”

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