Eileen Kohan We spend a lot of time considering the values of our workplace and how they mesh with our priorities; who we will become as part of a workplace community. But where we go to work is located in the broader context of a national set of values. And those values have been the topic of conversation this political season, with some questioning the basic tenets that have, until now, defined our national conscience.
Langston Hughes, — Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. America never was America to me. Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above.
It never was America to me.
O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe. And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?
I am the red man driven from the land, I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek— And finding only the same old stupid plan Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak. I am the young man, full of strength and hope, Tangled in that ancient endless chain Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need! Of work the men!
Of take the pay! I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil. I am the worker sold to the machine. I am the Negro, servant to you all. I am the people, humble, hungry, mean— Hungry yet today despite the dream. Beaten yet today—O, Pioneers! I am the man who never got ahead, The poorest worker bartered through the years.
Who said the free? The millions on relief today? The millions shot down when we strike? The millions who have nothing for our pay? O, let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
Sure, call me any ugly name you choose— The steel of freedom does not stain.Life and Work of Langston Hughes Early Years James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, , to James Nathaniel Hughes, a lawyer and businessman, and Carrie Mercer (Langston) Hughes, a teacher.
Langston Hughes () was born in Joplin, Missouri, was educated at Lincoln University, and lived for most of his life in New York City. He is best known as a poet, but he also wrote novels, biography, history, plays, and children's books.4/5(1).
The poem Let America Be America Again is written by African American poet Langston Hughes and reflects his background. The poem fully opens the theme of failed American dream. Authors both realistic and optimistic view is observed in two different parts of the poem, respectively.
Nov 22, · Let America be America Again (excerpt) – Langston Hughes. For all the dreams we’ve dreamed. And all the songs we’ve sung.
And all the hopes we’ve held. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above.
let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where From The Collected Poems of. ‘Let American Be America Again’ a poem by Langston Hughes.
Take a moment today to restore our ‘moral memory’ and revisit history through the lens of American poet, Langston Hughes.
The Friday Poem this week is ‘Let America Be America Again’ written in .