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Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)

February 02, 2013 at 1:25 am by: nancy a heitzeg Category: Anti-Racism, Arts and Culture, Civil Rights, Education, Intersectionality

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I, Too

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 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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