Amanda Gorman becomes youngest inaugural poet

The 22-year-old read her own poem, titled “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
2:03 | 01/21/21

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Finally tonight here she moved millions with her words the youngest inaugural poet ever in US history. She's due 22 year old poet seen by the nation today Amanda Gorman from Los Angeles her mother right there. Invited by First Lady Jill Biden to read a poem that Korman wrote for this day she calls it the kill we climb we've weathered. And who witnessed it and nation. That it isn't vogue again. But simply. And thinness too weak the successors of the country and a time. Or a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president. Only to find herself reciting for a one. The young poets saying she stayed up all night fighting to Poland after watching the attack on the capital. We've seen of course that would shatter our nation rather than share acts would destroy our country isn't meant delaying democracy. And this effort so very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically. Delayed. It can never be permanently. Defeat it. Gorman is the first national youth poet laureate and today she called for unity to. We will rebuild. Reconciled. And look cover every known none of our nation in every car not called our country our people blame parents and beautiful boulevards battered and beautiful and date comes we step out of the shade of flame and I'm afraid the new dog blue lose. As we three hits for there was always liked it only were break even enough to see if only. We're brave enough. To be at. Amanda Gorman remember her name. Potentially on the problem first in the morning and she in the.

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