U.S. Embassy Bern Celebrates Black History Month 2021

To celebrate Black History Month and this year’s topic of “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” members of the Embassy are reading their favourite, family-related poem by an African American author.

Langston Hughes: “Mother to Son”

Lucille Clifton: “won’t you celebrate with me” We are using the poem, which was published in The Book of Light (Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 1993), with kind permission by BOA Editions.

Frances Ellen Watkin Harper: “Thank God for Little Children”

Paul Laurence Dunbar: “Encouraged”


Langston Hughes: “Aunt Sue’s Stories”