Amanda Gorman Creates History as Youngest U.S. Inaugural Poet

 

Amanda Gorman created history by becoming the youngest ever inaugural poet at the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2021. Although she is well known for penning lines on historic occasions this timelines have been penned about her that will go down in history for years to come as she delivered “ The Hill We Climb” an original composition.

 

Before her performance at the Capitol, in front of the President-elect and the Vice President-elect and the nation Gorman had spoken to “CBS This Morning” co-host, Anthony Mason.

 

She said, “It’s amazing…Especially at my age. No one really gets to say, ‘At 22, I am the inaugural poet.’”

 

She also said that although she looked at the words of President Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King for inspiration, it was the Capitol riot that set the creative juices flowing as she put “pedal to the metal.”

 

The riots made her write a message about “hope and unity” as well as considering the cracks that needed to be filled.

 

The talented young woman grew up in Los Angeles in a single parent home, with her mother Joan, an English teacher. She had a speech impediment that continued through college and this was one of the reasons which led her into a poetic journey of penning words. She overcame her speech impediment with practice and determination and stood before the nation and delivered a rousing rendition of her original poem, “The Hill We Climb.”

 

 

At 16, Amanda Gorman became the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. At 19 she became the nation’s First Youth Poet Laureate. She graduated from Harvard in 2020. At 22, she electrified leaders and the nation with her soulful yet strident, real yet lyrical, hopeful yet in your face words as the Presidential Inauguration.

 

For Gorman “Poetry is a weapon” as well as an instrument of social change. She also says that it has  existed as a traditional method that is used for “truth-telling.” The young woman said that she intends to run for office of POTUS in 2036.

Photo


Follow us on Google news for more updates and News










PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES BELOW.

This content is being provided to you for informational purposes only. The content has been prepared by third parties not affiliated with CWEB Inc, a business. This content and any information contained therein, does not constitute a recommendation by CWEB to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument referenced in the content. This information neither is, nor should be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. CWEB Inc. does not offer or provide any opinion regarding the nature, potential, value, suitability or profitability of any particular investment or investment strategy, and you shall be fully responsible for any investment decisions you make, and such decisions will be based solely on your evaluation of your financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs.

Unless stated otherwise, the web content provided by the CWEB family of companies is for educational purposes only. The information and tools provided neither are, nor should be construed, as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates. Unless stated otherwise, no information presented constitutes a recommendation by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument discussed therein or to engage in any specific investment strategy.

Full Disclaimer

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.