A Raisin in the Sun


The play A Raisin in the Sun written by Lorraine Hansberry debuted on March 11, 1959 and covered the story of a Black family, the Youngers, struggling to make their dreams a reality in the ghetto of Southside Chicago. Victoria Basulto will provide an exploration of this play.  The Youngers’ struggles will highlight a variety of historical issues that Black Americans and other minorities continue to face in our modern day. Most importantly, the rich characters of the play allow the audience to explore the consequences of housing inequality on the dreams and aspirations of Black Americans. The play itself also emphasizes the important role that literature and the arts played in serving as an avenue for expressing these inequalities.



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