I, Too by: Langston Hughes

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.

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