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Quote On Angelou Stamp Apparently Came From Another Author

First lady Michelle Obama participates in the unveiling of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Warner Theater in Washington. From left are, Eleanor Traylor, English Professor at Howard University; poet Nikki Giovanni; Mrs. Obama; Postmaster General Megan Brennan; Oprah Winfrey, and artist Ross Rossin. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
First lady Michelle Obama participates in the unveiling of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Warner Theater in Washington. From left are, Eleanor Traylor, English Professor at Howard University; poet Nikki Giovanni; Mrs. Obama; Postmaster General Megan Brennan; Oprah Winfrey, and artist Ross Rossin. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new limited edition “Forever” stamp honoring the late poet and civil rights champion Maya Angelou. But a quotation on the stamp apparently originated elsewhere.

The stamp dedicated Tuesday showcases a portrait of Angelou and includes the quotation: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

Children’s book author Joan Walsh Anglund tells The Washington Post the quotation is from her book “A Cup of Sun,” published in 1967.

Angelou rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page. She died last May at her Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home at 86.