Langston Hughes uses countless themes throughout his poetry. Some important themes noticed in his works are music, dignity, racism, survival, collective memory, and american identity. My analysis focuses on two main themes that are prevalent in his poems. These are collective memory and american identity. These two themes helped Hughes deepen the meaning of his poems, "Aunt Sue's Stories" and "I,Too, Sing America." Hughes brought the struggles African Americans faced in America, and he protested how wrong it is. He knew that someday everyone would be treated equally and be united as Americans. The poems were made to show the actual culture and hardships of African Americans, so that whites could read his poetry.