Lament for the Dark Peoples I was a red man one time,
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I was a red man one time,
But the white men came. I was a black man, too, But the white man came. They drove me out of the forest. They took me away from the jungles. I lost my trees. I lost my silver moons. Now they've caged me In the circus of civilization.
Now I herd with the many--.
Caged in the circus of civilization
Langston Hughes, 1924
First Piggly Wiggly, Memphis, Tennessee…..1916