With today being the start of Black History Month, what better way to kick things off than by paying our respects to the great Langston Hughes.

Among the finest poets of the 20th century, Mr. Hughes’ words continue to capture the hearts and minds of people across the world.

Check out one of his most famous works, “I, Too,” below:


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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