Activist Maya Angelou honored with Forever Stamp

First lady Michelle Obama participates in the unveiling of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Warner Theater in Washington.

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."
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