WASHINGTON (KGO) -- Less than a year after her death, the U.S. postal service is honoring world-renowned activist and poet Maya Angelou with her own Forever Stamp.
A dedication ceremony got underway Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey were on hand to honor Angelou.
The ceremony didn't go off without a hitch. Winfrey was in the middle of her speech when the lights went out due to a power outage in the D.C. area.
But Oprah didn't skip a beat. She continued on, honoring Angelou, calling her a "phenomenal woman."
Activist Maya Angelou honored with Forever Stamp