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I, Too by Langston Hughes - Poetry Reading

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I, Too - A poem by Langston Hughes. About the poem - When Langston Hughes wrote the poem "I, Too" (1932), African Americans were not accepted. Blacks were discriminated against, killed violently, separated from using the same facilities and being in the same place as whites, just to name a few. The division between whites and blacks was clearly prevalent, with whites faring on the better side of the spectrum. Essentially, the United States of America was a racially discriminatory society reinforced by its racist laws. Therefore, Langston Hughes took the initiative to speak his mind via poetry, and this piece shows that. About the poet - James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902 -- 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was born in Joplin, Missouri in USA. He was one of the earliest innovators of the literary art form jazz poetry.For more videos log onto http://www.youtube.com/pearlsofwisdom Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlsofwisdomchannel Subscribe & Stay Tuned - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=pearlsofwisdom

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