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Langston Hughes

"I, too, am America."
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An illustration that depicts Langston Hughes' quote "I, too, am America."
Illustration by Scotty Russell | Perspective-Collective

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This quote is the final line of the poem "I, Too" by Langston Hughes (1902–1967), an African American poet, novelist and playwright. The speaker in the poem envisions the end of racial oppression, confident that—one day—he will be recognized as the strong, beautiful person he is.

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