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This essay will take us through Langston Hughess I too Sing Americathrough a historical and patriotic lens looking at the patriotism shownin a black man that will speak for the whole black communityLangston Hughes was a huge poet during the Harlem Renaissance and hispoem I too Sing America reflects on the struggles that the blackcommunity was facing during this era It tells the reader a story aboutsocial injustice and racial inequality It tells the reader about thisblack man and how he is treated in the white man household It is hardto see but how Langston wrote this poem it turns out to be quitePatriotic Patriotism can be a very complex subject It can be expressedby standing up for ones country or even criticizing it If you loveyour country then like anything else you love you want the best for itBut sometimes whats best for it isnt always happening at that timeBut simply Patriotism is Love for ones country But how does one trulylove their countryHughes poem was published in 1945 Thats about ten years before thestart of the Civil Rights Movement Prejudice and Racism was flourishingduring this time Blacks had no rights as a man like the white man didHughes showed this in this poem and also that he envisioned a day inwhich blacks and whites will be like one and will be able to eat atthe same table together in which would allow blacks to be consideredequal Americans just like any other Hughes criticizes the government inorder to try and get it to improve itself and be the best that Americacan beBeing black in the Pre-Civil Rights era you sure were not beingtreated like an American citizen African Americans were supposed to bebasically invisible labor They were not considered like human beingsThey barely had rights no justice at all With this poem imageryHughess envisioned a greater America a country that is all aboutfreedom rights and a greater opportunityThe poem begins by saying that I
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