July 4th

Langston Hughes - "Let America Be America Again" (as read by Danny Glover)

This coming weekend is the Fourth of July, and let me tell it like it is: I love this country. I love the Rockies mountains, I love The Roots, I love the beautiful people in ugly situations from DC to Oakland. I love America -- almost as much as I hate how it doesn't live up to its promises. Freedom and justice for all? The record hasn't been that pretty. It's up to we, the people, to hold the country to its highest standards. America's greatest poet, Langston Hughes, says it best in this piece, as read by Danny Glover: "Let America Be America Again."

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