5:47 C-Span Amanda Gorman recites her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Her words call for hope, unity and resilience in a time of division. “While democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated,” she says. “In this truth, in this faith, we trust. For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.” (Featured as part of TED’s “Best of the Web” series, spotlighting remarkable ideas from around the internet)
See also – https://blog.ted.com/a-smarter-future-notes-from-session-7-of-ted2020/ –

Amanda Gorman made history in 2017 by being named the first ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States.