For Selma

In places like
Selma, Alabama,
Kids say,
  In places like
  Chicago and New York...
In places like
Chicago and New York
Kids say,
  In places like
  London and Paris...
In places like
London and Paris
Kids say,
  In places like
  Chicago and New York...
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Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue" which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue". more…

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