Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Let America Be America Again - Poem by Langston Hughes

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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Comments about Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes

  • Rookie - 101 Points David Maberry (11/2/2015 2:11:00 PM)

    this is AMERICA i love it (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 47,517 Points Edward Kofi Louis (7/26/2015 5:49:00 AM)

    I am the Negro bearing the slavery's scars. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie kate walker (2/18/2015 9:49:00 PM)

    I love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mason Swag (12/16/2014 12:18:00 PM)

    gr8 b8 m8 i r8 8 out of 8 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Celina Dichmann (8/23/2014 5:59:00 AM)

    The hope and commitment in this poem speaks to me more than any other poem ever has. Very powerful and very beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Alvin Willis (5/26/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    This poem represents hope despite the barriers it sees. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,054 Points Godfrey Morris (8/14/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    A very powerful write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

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

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

  • Rookie - 10 Points 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: // (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,611 Points 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

  • Rookie 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 Already Reported Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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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