Amanda Gorman, who became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history last month, opened the Super Bowl LV by reciting an original poem honoring essential workers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specifically, Gorman referenced the work of Los Angeles educator Trimaine Davis, Tampa nurse manager Suzie Dorner, and Pittsburgh Marine veteran and charity volunteer James Martin, per Sports Illustrated.
“Today we honor our three captains for their actions and impact in a time of uncertainty and need,” Gorman began the poem. “They’ve taken the lead, exceeding all expectations and limitations, uplifting their communities and neighbors as leaders, healers, and educators.”
Watch her recite the full poem below.
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