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"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.

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