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/American Poet, Langston Hughes

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.

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.