The poet started by stating that he, also, sings America, meaning that he’s also American. He referred to his skin color when he proposed “I am the darker person” and the way they acted toward him “They send me to eat in the kitchen / when company comes,”. As a dark-skinned citizen, the poet was enslaved and offended. However, the hardship and offence don’t deter him as he proposed “But I laugh, / And eat well / And grow strong”. The poet then introduces his dream in “Tomorrow, / I’ll be at the table / When company comes” meaning that in the future, the poet, as an African American, won’t be treated unequally, or sent to the kitchen. The poet then concludes with “I, too, am America” emphasizing and confirming again that he indeed is American.