BORN

March 7, 1988
Los Angeles, CA

DIED

present

Amanda S. C. Gorman

Writer, Poet, Activist, First Person to be Named National Youth Poet Laureate, Youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History

Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It’s the past we step into and how we repair it… We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be, a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free. We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will become the future… We will rebuild, reconcile and recover… For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.

—Amanda S. C. Gorman

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