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Merry-Go-Round

Langston Hughes

 
COLORED CHILD AT CARNIVAL

Where is the Jim Crow section 
On this merry-go-round, 
Mister, cause I want to ride?
Down South where I come from 
White and colored 
Can't sit side by side. 
Down South on the train 
There's a Jim Crow car. 
On the bus we're put in the back--
But there ain't no back 
To a merry-go-round! 
Where's the horse 
For a kid that's black? 

Added: 16 Jan 2002 | Last Read: 19 Jul 2018 1:40 PM | Viewed: 19217 times

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