Oprah tapped for Maya Angelou stamp dedication in DC
© Getty Images

Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyObama setting up big bash to celebrate his 60th Prince Harry announces memoir Meghan Markle announces animated Netflix series focused on 12-year-old girl inspired by historical women MORE is heading to Washington to help dedicate a stamp honoring Maya Angelou.


For those looking to rub elbows with "O" herself, tickets to the April 7 dedication ceremony at Washington’s Warner Theatre are free and available to the public. 

The I Know why the Caged Bird Sings author and poet died last year at 86. 

In addition to Winfrey, Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), civil rights activist Al Sharpton, former Rep. Andrew Young (D-Ga.), and Angelou’s grandson, Colin Johnson, are expected to be on hand to dedicate the forever stamp.

Winfrey had a long history with the acclaimed poet, calling her a “mentor, mother-sister and friend.” The former talk show queen, along with Michelle Obama and former President Clinton, addressed a memorial service for Angelou following the writer’s death last May.