Dare to Dream a World

There are a few famous people from my hometown. One of them was James Mercer Langston Hughes. You might know him by just Langston Hughes, born in Joplin, Missouri, on February 1, 1902. There’s a 🛣 street with his name and 🎨artwork featuring his words throughout town. Before his death in 1967,  Hughes was a 📝 writer who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He published various works—poetry, essays, novels, plays, and children’s books. Through his writings and social activism, Hughes 💕 encouraged peace and equality while 🚫condemning racism and injustice.

That’s why I thought it was a better idea to share his words this week instead of my own.

I Dream A World
By Langston Hughes

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!

Hughes dreamed of a world where love would bless the earth. Same, Langston Hughes, same.💖


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