Whoopi Goldberg Says Maya Angelou Deserves More Than A Quarter
And we agree.
January 12, 2022 at 6:20 pm
Whoopi Goldberg didn't mince her words when she said Maya Angelou deserves more than the quarter for her contributions to American literature. During Tuesday's episode of The View, the Academy Award winner discussed the recent news that Angelou is now the first woman immortalized on the U.S. quarter, telling her co-hosts that America could be doing better by the author.
“I want to point out that, not too long ago, we were expecting to have Harriet Tubman gracing the $20 bill, remember that?” Goldberg said, according to The Wrap.
“But now it looks like the price has been slashed to a quarter, because now we have Maya Angelou on a quarter. And having Maya anywhere is a magnificent thing. But come on, America! You don’t think this is gonna make folks feel a little bit uncomfortable? We were on a $20 bill and now you have all of these powerful women, and you put them all on quarters? Come on!” she added.