This study guide will help you analyze the poem “Let America Be America Again” (1936) by Langston Hughes. You can also find a summary of the poem, as well as ideas for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Langston Hughes (1901-1967) was an American poet and columnist. Hughes’ poetry mainly reflects the experience of black people in America. Hughes is also known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. The poem “Let America Be America Again” was written in 1935 and published in 1936 in a summer issue of Esquire Magazine.
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