CELEBRITY GENEALOGY

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Amanda Gorman’s Roots

Credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II

We were riveted. Even those who don’t “get” poetry understood on Inauguration Day because Amanda Gorman spoke for all of us. This self-described “skinny Black girl descended from slaves” made us gape at our screens in silence as she led us up “The Hill We Climb.”

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Megan Smolenyak

Megan Smolenyak

Genealogical adventurer & storyteller who loves solving mysteries! You may not know me, but chances are you’ve seen my work. (www.MeganSmolenyak.com)