I clicked to animate the doodle, which turned out to be a homage to the African-American jazz poet and social activist, Langston Hughes. And was fascinated by the poem there, I Dream a World.
Naturally, I tweeted that!
Langston Hughes and his "I Dream A World" in #GoogleDoodle for his 113th birthday http://t.co/BzMIseSgMUSo, of course, I then spent some time reading a couple of Hughes' poems. But, I decided that of the poems of his that I have read, my favorite continues to be the one that I blogged about more than four years ago: "I, too, sing America"
— sriram khe (@congoboy) February 1, 2015
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. Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen," Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed-- I, too, am America.
That's some poem! A neat way to begin Black History Month, right?