I, Too, Sing America (Langston Huges)

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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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8 thoughts on “I, Too, Sing America (Langston Huges)

  1. Joe says:

    I love this it’s a good piece to point out progress. Be proud of who YOU are and don’t waste so much time arguing about yesterday it’s been done maybe we all ought to sit at that table and worry about tomorrow.

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  2. Intentergy says:

    Langston Hughes is one of my favorite literary teachers. I love bringing his work into my lesson plans. My students always find a chord in Mr. Hughes work that resounds within themselves and hopefully take away lessons that teach the value and beauty of all of us, while sharing the sadness created by division and discrimination. Thank you for sharing this reminder.

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