Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, I, TOO, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES

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First Line: I, too, sing america. / I am the darker brother
Last Line: I, too, am america.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Variant Title(s): Epilogue;i, Too, Sing America
Subject(s): African Americans; United States; Negroes; American Blacks; America

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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