Please see this op-ed published yesterday by Harry Belafonte in the New York Times.
In it he quotes the great American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967): “Let America Be America Again,” a poem written by Hughes in 1935 (published 1936).
Early in the morning of the 2016 presidential election, after a restless night, I am reminded as well of these lines from the closing poem of Hughes’ collection of poetry Weary Blues (published 1926).
We have tomorrow
Bright before us
Like a flame.
A night-gone thing,
A sun-down name.
Broad arch above the road we came.
Hopefully tomorrow America will be America again.
G-d bless America. G-d bless us all.
Photo taken in San Diego, California, August 2016.