With joy, I give you Langston Hughes.

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.

I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”

They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.


Yes, Langston – you are.


2 thoughts on “With joy, I give you Langston Hughes.

  1. Yay, Langston! So glad to see that you were out canvassing. I did my stint on Sunday – and wished I had started earlier. Thanks goes to Gramma who first gave us the children’s poetry book with that poem in it.

    Love, Mom

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