“Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be”

Art of Quotation

“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.”

“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.”

— Langston Hughes, from the poem “Let America Be America Again” published 1935, American, poet, activist, novelist, playwright, columnist


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Let America Be America Again, 1935

Langston Hughes, 19021967

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…

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