Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

The Negro Mother - Poem by Langston Hughes

Children, I come back today
To tell you a story of the long dark way
That I had to climb, that I had to know
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Topic(s) of this poem: mother


Comments about The Negro Mother by Langston Hughes

  • (11/30/2016 6:36:00 PM)


    Very strong and powerfulfilling (Report) Reply

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  • (9/10/2016 10:19:00 AM)


    Beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (7/23/2016 7:45:00 AM)


    was the seed of the coming Free.
    I nourished the dream that nothing could smother
    Deep in my breast - the Negro mother.
    I had only hope then, but now through you,
    Dark ones of today, my dreams must come true:

    Yes Mom, Your dreams have at lastt came true. The master in the White House red your advice and worked towards it and did.
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  • Zwelethu Siwaphiwe Shweni (5/31/2016 4:13:00 AM)


    Very touching, 'The Negro Mother' Well articulated by you Langston (Report) Reply

  • Margaret O Driscoll (2/9/2016 5:27:00 PM)


    A magnificent poem of pride, determination, justice and freedom (Report) Reply

  • Kasiniventhan Muthuramalingam (6/27/2015 10:58:00 AM)


    A great Poem indeed....feeling of the worlds oldest race.. All are born equal... (Report) Reply

  • (2/13/2015 8:10:00 AM)


    A powerful poem on freedom and the incidents on the past. (Report) Reply

  • (3/6/2010 8:58:00 PM)


    this poem is so powerful, you can almost imagine thousands and thousands of strong black voices chanting it as a mantra, you can imagine thousands of black slaves, men and woman and children chanting it through the years, you can imagine the black mother in this poem telling her children while they sit upon her knee...the words in this poem are the most beautiful powerful inspiring words i have ever heard...... (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2009 8:09:00 PM)


    This was the first poem i did in front of my church when i was a little girl.I loved it then and i still love it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2008 5:45:00 PM)


    Wow this poem is so powerful. it gave me a glimps of how it far we have come, and how we as African Americans and people of all races worked hard to get to be equal American citizens and we should always always be trying to better our selves for our selves and for the people who worked to get us where we are today. (Report) Reply

  • (10/28/2008 11:33:00 AM)


    I love this poem, very deep. I feel in love with it! (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2008 5:58:00 PM)


    oMG i K0MPL3T3Li L0V3 THiS PO3M! ! (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2007 9:23:00 PM)


    harden up and get a real job (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2007 12:19:00 PM)


    when i saw this poem i fell in love with it, i knew i just had to recite this poem to my english class. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2007 2:54:00 PM)


    me being a person of color we don't get 2 read many poems like this everthing now is about rump shackin and cruelty and 2 know about the harlem renacennce with langston billie holliday and 2 know how much we suffered 2 get this far is so amazing 2 me that is y I love poetry it is an escape from all this mess that is why i love this poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! : -) (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2006 2:28:00 PM)


    This poem really cuts to the message of the oppression, and the cruelty that the black race has had to suffer. I think that this poem has a triumphant voice, showing that there is hope to overcome the tragedy of the past. Love it! (Report) Reply

  • (8/10/2006 8:47:00 PM)


    we need more stories like these to let black children kno how hard our ancestors suffered (Report) Reply



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