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(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

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My People

The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.

The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.

Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • Riquetta Elliott (4/23/2008 1:18:00 PM)

    Yes Langston Hughes Black is Beautiful. Very pretty poem.

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  • Quiet . (3/3/2008 4:22:00 PM)

    i think its koo how he expresses tha beauty of us black folk by usin tha stars, sun, and tha night

  • Emily Zee (1/1/2007 11:14:00 PM)

    gorgeous poem... so understated yet emotional all the same

  • Deanna Reed (5/5/2006 6:37:00 PM)

    I think that it is beautiful and remarkable how he uses nature to express the beauty of African Americans.

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