Black History Month Spotlight: Amanda Gorman

Black History Month Spotlight: Amanda Gorman

Rewan Farag

2/15/21

In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow students celebrate people who have impacted the world in which we live.  Spotlight #6 is Amanda Gorman.

22 year-old Amanda Gorman is a writer, poet, and activist. Her career revolves around issues dealing with race, feminism, oppression, African diaspora, and much more. Amanda Gorman was the first person ever to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Recently, she was featured in the 2021 Inauguration of Joe Biden. She recited a beautiful poem called “The Hill We Climb” explaining how much more we still have to go to as a country, but if we cooperate and get together, we can achieve anything. Amanda Gorman inspired and still inspires thousands of people, especially young African Americans, to share their voices and stand up for what they believe in through both writing and speech.    

To Glasgow, Amanda Gorman is a big inspiration as well. Glasgow has a very diverse and supportive community, which means that students and staff at Glasgow look up to people who share their voice, fight for social justice, and are always advocating for many underappreciated groups. Many young, black girls are empowered by her voice and gain motivation from her at Glasgow. How does Amanda Gorman affect you? 

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