Langston Hughes: My People (Poem)

1 Posted by - September 21, 2017 - BLACK ART & LITERATURE, LATEST POSTS

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.
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The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.
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Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.
– Langston Hughes
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source:

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

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