When she recited “The Hill We Climb” in January, Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to read at the presidential inauguration. She was influenced by a long tradition of Black women writers who focused on feminism, identity, and oppression, including Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. Another one of Gorman’s major influences in Sonia Sanchez. Soledad O’Brien talks to the poet and activist about finding the right words in times of turmoil and turbulence. 



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