11 Feb FE: Chorus of the Captains
We continue to celebrate Black History Month on The Wishwall with Youth National Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. She performed a new piece titled “Chorus of the Captains” dedicated to the three “honorary captains” the NFL selected to laud before the big game: educator Trimaine Davis, nurse manager Suzie Dorner, and Marine veteran James Martin. The trio were selected for recognition because they embodied the message of the NFL’s season-long It Takes All of Us campaign.
Many people were quick to identify Gorman’s coat as Moschino, and plenty more were there to praise the 22-year-old’s style. The poet also wore a bright yellow coat to Biden’s inauguration; she clearly has a flair for colorful winter clothing. You can see Gorman’s Super Bowl performance, and her coat in all its glory, [see the video https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1358560466772058113 ]. A queen!
Michelle Obama shared her insight and appreciation during a conversation with Amanda for TIME:
“You are part of a rising generation that isn’t afraid to call out racism and injustice when you see it. Your generation was out front at the Black Lives Matter protests last summer, and you were using your voices long before that to demand change. How do you think art fits into these larger social movements? Do you think about these things as you write?”
See Amanda’s answer:
Amanda Gorman Interviewed by Michelle Obama | TIME
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