Langston Hughes: My People (Poem)

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Many of Langston Hughes’ contemporaries and critics of the Harlem Renaissance wanted him to focus his writing on the best and brightest African-Americans in order to make a case for racial equality. However, Hughes preferred to write about the working class: the children, men, and women who he lived with throughout his life.

My People
The night is beautiful,
And so the faces of my people.

The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.

Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.
– Langston Hughes

source:

www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes

2 Comments

  • Marko davis September 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm Reply

    So called better or think they better negros want to show or prove something to white or populist America but I say forget what they think or got to say focus on black people who are trying to come up not black folks who already got it and most of them want to be white anyway what good is having Benz BMW or some big fine house oh Yeah educated negro when you don’t have the same rights a white person has or even your very life don’t,mean as ,Uchiha as a white person

  • tyler January 18, 2018 - 6:12 am Reply

    hi

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