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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Let America be America Again


Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
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  • Deborah Houseright (9/21/2013 6:37:00 PM)

    The words to this poem were written long ago. But it touches my heart because it could be said that it was written about the times of today. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Altfather Good (7/15/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    This poem, which always moved me, remains as poignant, powerful, and urgent as ever - with the George Zimmerman verdict being the latest example of why. (Report) Reply

  • Stan D (1/4/2012 7:59:00 AM)

    As a young Black 14yr old youth living in Harlem, I had the Honor and Pleasure of meeting Mr. Hughes. My Harlem, My Harlem!

    Stan D (Report) Reply

  • Rensi Pipalia (12/31/2011 1:20:00 AM)

    nice one! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Stan Faryna (10/4/2011 7:15:00 AM)

    Imagine with me for a moment. Imagine President Obama reading Langston Hughes' Let American be America Again at the next State of the Union Address.

    Now that would be something.

    Recently on my blog: The Final Speech of the Great Dictator by Sir Charles Chaplin http: //wp.me/pbg0R-qG (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (6/30/2010 2:40:00 PM)

    superb strong heart felt stuff, , , , at the loss of innocenswe and virginity of a system...

    wish GW bush and his ilk wd read and heed...

    cheers (Report) Reply

  • Kwesi Atta Sakyi (5/26/2009 11:00:00 AM)

    Lagston Hughes says it all without a megaphone and without frills. What frankness, zeal, candour and deep feeling for the suffering folks whose dreams, hopes, vision and aspirations lay shattered, stolen and destroyed by a few greedy lot! This powerful message rings ever true today than the time it was written! Was he a seer or prophet? Magnificent stuff! Kwesi Atta Sakyi (Report) Reply

  • Tynice Owens (8/30/2008 5:47:00 PM)

    I find his words to still be in the struggles of today. Let America be America Again, ...yes, that is what we all long and strive for every day. These words speak to me in a perfect time, place and year. These words cry out for hope, for a better tomorrow, for an America to be what it once was, is, and still can be. The same as way Obama sees it, it's the same way Langston wrote it. (Report) Reply

  • Matt Soriano (12/14/2007 10:34:00 AM)

    to bad your dead i would have loved to talk to you about so much and so little.
    but when i'm dead i will then be able to see my itell. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Oxner (11/8/2007 11:19:00 AM)

    As it still is in America, his yearning then is his yearning now. Timeless. But maybe there will be a future time when people read this beautiful poem and see it communicating a yearning that has become a relic of an bygone era. (Report) Reply

  • Jennifer Jones (3/3/2006 3:41:00 PM)

    This poem speaks the truth in a song of words.It gives you insight to how his life was during his life. I love this poem! (Report) Reply

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