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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.

 

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.

(Poem available at: http://www.poets.org/poems/poems.cfm?45442B7C000C07010E7A)

 

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