What Is "Democracy" by Langston Hughes About?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 2:08:01 AM ET

The poem "Democracy" by Langston Hughes is about the importance of attaining and fighting for democracy. The narrator emphasizes that it is something men and women have a right to, and should feel empowered to achieve. By living in the U.S., democracy is a freedom that the narrator is entitled to, and should not have to wait for.