Langston Hughes Poem “Kids Who Die” Read Over #BlackLivesMatter Images [Powerful Video]

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A powerful new video connects the Jim Crow-era activism of famed American poet Langston Hughes to the activism of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement.

The video, published online Wednesday by the group Color of Change, has actor Danny Glover reading Hughes’ 1938 poem “Kids Who Die” over a series of haunting images: the Cleveland park where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was gunned down by police, the Oakland train station where 22-year-old Oscar Grant was also killed by cops, and a group of riot officers with their guns aimed at a black protester in Ferguson, Missouri, among others.