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”
Besides, they’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed,–
I, too, am America.