A Dream Deferred

Sanya Richards features in this 2008 Nike spot, “A Dream Deferred.”

Danny Glover narrates this powerful ad, with lines straight from a Langston Hughes poem, “A Dream Deferred”:

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?