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Friday, April 8, 2011

"I, Too, Sing America" - by Langston Hughes


Langston Hughes







Langston Hughes (1902-1967) 
"I, Too, Sing America"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 be 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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