Amanda Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb” Schooled Us On Privilege

Dorothy Hines, Ph. D.
Feb 3 · 5 min read

Just yell it louder for the people in the back

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Amanda Gorman is the 22-year old girl who walked up to the podium at the inauguration of 46th President Joe Biden, and delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb.” She is the National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest in history. Her poem called for healing at a time the country needed to hear it most.