Michelle Obama tributed Maya Angelou for becoming the first black woman on the U.S. Quarter.
The political figure expressed that Angelou's comfort in her skin made others comfortable in theirs.
Michelle credited the poet's poem collection titled "Phenomenal Woman" for celebrating black women's beauty.
The former U.S. First Lady concluded that Angelou deserves the incredible honor.
Angelou earned a Tony Award nomination for a Broadway performance of "Look Away" (1963).
The Pulitzer Prize winner was the second poet to read a poem at a presidential inauguration.
Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" on Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993.
Michelle and Obama shared heartwarming tributes to each other on their 29th wedding anniversary.
The political icons said their vows on October 3, 1992.