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Human Rights Poem (75): I, Too, Sing America

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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I, Too, Sing America, by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes. But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
Tomorrow I’ll sit at the table
When company comes
Nobody’ll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen”
Then.
Besides, they’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed,–
I, too, am America.

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One thought on “Human Rights Poem (75): I, Too, Sing America

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