US Mint to Issue Quarters Honoring Notable American Women

Poet and author Maya Angelou, America’s first woman in space, and a revered Cherokee Nation leader are among female trailblazers whose likenesses will appear on the U.S. quarter.

  • Published
FILE - In this July 19, 1985, file photo, Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, poses in front of the tribal emblem at the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. The U.S. Mint says Mankiller will be among the first five women honored in the new American Women Quarters Program, which starts in 2022 and continues until 2025. (AP Photo, File)
Image via AP Photo/Uncredited

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

Poet and author Maya Angelou, America’s first woman in space, and a revered Cherokee Nation leader are among female trailblazers whose likenesses will appear on the U.S. quarter. The new four-year American Women Quarters Program celebrates women’s accomplishments and contributions to the United States’ development and history, according to the U.S. Mint. Under the program, the mint will issue up to five new designs each year from 2022 to 2025. Honorees will be from a…

Read at AP News