The Black Poet as Prophet
Today is Langston Hughes's Birthday (1902-1967). He was one of the 20th century’s most notable African-American poets.
These two poems seem to catch the pilgrimage that has led to the White House. If he could have lived to see what the line would mean: “I too am America”!
Mother to Son
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,