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Langston Hughes' 'I Dream a World'

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!
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were friends, and King often weaved Hughes' imagery into his speeches, and also recited Hughes' poems from the pulpit.
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., participate in NPR's poetry challenge by describing how you dream a world:

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