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Church to dedicate Maya Angelou stamp

This image provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows the the limited edition Forever stamp honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou. The stamp showcases Atlanta artist Ross Rossin’s 2013 portrait of Angelou, an oil painting in the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery collection.
This image provided by the U.S. Postal Service shows the the limited edition Forever stamp honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou. The stamp showcases Atlanta artist Ross Rossin’s 2013 portrait of Angelou, an oil painting in the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery collection. AP

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will host a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday for the recently released U.S. postage stamp featuring a portrait of Maya Angelou.

Charlotte's new postmaster, Le Gretta Ross-Rawlins, will speak at the unveiling ceremony, to be held in the sanctuary of Friendship’s older church building (across the street from the main church building) at 3301 Beatties Ford Road.

Angelou was an author, poet, civil rights activist and professor who taught during her later years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. She died last year at age 86. Tim Funk

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