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Langston Hughes

The George Zimmerman verdict reminds us that we have a long way to go toward justice here in the U.S.

 

I think this poem by Langston Hughes, hits close to home.
(HT: ERB Reviewer Ric Hudgens for suggesting this poem)

 

Found in:

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Paperback: Vintage, 1995
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Today is the birthday of poet Langston Hughes (b. 1902).

 

I *LOVE* this poem of his taken from…

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Paperback: Vintage, 1990.
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Listen to Langston Hughes reading two of his poems




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Langston Hughes Reading his PoemsIn our continuing National Poetry Month series of poets reading their poetry,
here’s Langston Hughes reading two poems:

These recordings can be found on:

The Voice of Langston Hughes.

Audio CD: Smithsonian, 1995.
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The Weary Blues:


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I, too, sing America.
Langston Hughes

[ In remembrance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday ]

Langston Hughes [1902-1967] was one of the prominent American poets of the Harlem Renaissance.

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.

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