Oprah Paid Tribute To Maya Angelou By Gifting Amanda Gorman With Earrings And A Caged Bird Ring


As you know, today is Inauguration Day, and Young Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman captured everyone’s attention with a lovely reading of her poem, “The Hill We Climb.”

Oprah Paid Tribute To Maya Angelou By Gifting Amanda Gorman With Earrings And A Caged Bird Ring

Amanda is just 22 and the youngest poet to read at an inauguration .If you did not hear her words ,So do now .You will be hearing them for quite a long time to come.

And as if the moment couldn’t get any sweeter, Gayle King just revealed that Oprah Winfrey actually gifted Amanda with the earrings and caged bird ring she wore during her reading, as a small tribute to Maya Angelou.

Oprah Paid Tribute To Maya Angelou By Gifting Amanda Gorman With Earrings And A Caged Bird Ring
Oprah Paid Tribute To Maya Angelou By Gifting Amanda Gorman With Earrings And A Caged Bird Ring

If you recall, Maya Angelou, who is the author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, recited her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” for Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993.

 

Oprah Paid Tribute To Maya Angelou By Gifting Amanda Gorman With Earrings And A Caged Bird Ring

Gayle said that Oprah gifted Maya with the coat she wore that day, and so in wanting to continue the tradition, Oprah offered to buy Amanda her coat for the day as well. However, Amanda had just bought that wonderful yellow coat she wore, so Oprah did the following best thing and talented her with the studs and confined flying creature ring, as a recognition for Maya.

Oprah Paid Tribute To Maya Angelou By Gifting Amanda Gorman With Earrings And A Caged Bird Ring

Gayle said, “Now they are bonded for life,. It was a very pleasent moment between them.”


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