„I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.“

"I, Too, Sing America," in the magazine Survey Graphic (March 1925); reprinted in Selected Poems (1959)
Kontext: I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

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„I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.“

—  Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967

"I, Too", in the magazine Survey Graphic (March 1925); reprinted in Selected Poems (1959); it is also often referred to as "I, Too, Sing America"

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„I can't sing. As a singist I am not a success. I am saddest when I sing. So are those who hear me. They are sadder even than I am.“

—  Artemus Ward American writer 1834 - 1867

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—  Jesse Stuart American writer 1907 - 1984

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—  Pete Seeger American folk singer 1919 - 2014

Statement to the court (1961) prior to his sentencing on contempt of Congress charges for his refusal to reveal names of communist or socialist acquaintances before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955.
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„Maybe it's maudlin, but so am I. I get chills every time I sing it, even when sober.“

—  James Jones American author 1921 - 1977

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—  Celia Cruz Cuban singer (1925-2003) 1925 - 2003

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„I am yours. If you feed me garbage,
I will sing a song of garbage.
This is a hymn.“

—  Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939

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