Langston Hughes in 1925
Question [1]


When the old junk man Death
Comes to gather up our bodies
And toss them into the sack of oblivion,
I wonder if he will find
The corpse of a white multi-millionaire
Worth more pennies of eternity,
Than the black torso of
A Negro cotton-picker? 


[first published in the March 1922 issue of Crisis]

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