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“I, Too” by Langston Hughes

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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.

–Photo by Krystle Fleming

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