More than 60 years after Anna May Wong became the first Asian American woman to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the pioneering actor has coined another first, quite literally.
Dubbed Hollywood's first Asian American movie star, Wong championed the need for more representation and less stereotypical roles for Asian Americans on screen. She will be featured on new quarters.
She is the first Asian American movie star and is commemorated as one of the great actresses of the Golden Age of film.
The United States Mint says it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou.
For a limited time beginning next year, the U.S. Mint will issue quarters honoring women from history. The first batch celebrates icons in civil rights, politics, humanities and science.
Poet Maya Angelou, astronaut Sally Ride, suffrage activist Adelina Otero-Warren, film star Anna May Wong and Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller will appear on quarters starting in 2022.
A string of notable American women will appear on the U.S. quarter under a four-year program that begins in 2022.