Historic Election, One Year Ago
Just over a year ago, Americans were witnesses to a historic event: the election of the first African American President, Barack Obama. Politics aside, it was a significant and hopeful moment for the United States, and the world. Last year, our bilingual group, the Kids’ Club, learned this poem by Langston Hughes to commemorate the event. We hope you like this poem. What do you think? For more American poetry, take a look at: http://www.americanpoems.com/
I, Too, Sing America 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.