There’s just one problem: Angelou didn’t originally say it.
Maya Angelou wrote many wise and beautiful words- but not the ones on her stamp. They come from Joan Walsh Anglund pic.twitter.com/4zqJjbWUrJ
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 10, 2015
Though it’s one of Angelou’s favorite quotes and she often referenced it, the quote is actually from a 1967 poem in Joan Walsh Anglund’s book, “A Cup of Sun.” It has an obvious connection to Angelou’s 1969 autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”