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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Author: Lorraine Hansberry

Year Published: 1959

Description: Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun, which debuted on Broadway in 1959, centers on the trials and tribulations of the Walkers, a poor African-American family living on Chicago's South Side.  Following the death of their patriarch, each of three generations has competing ideas regarding how to use his life insurance money to better their lives. In the context of their individual dreams, the story illuminates the larger, unfulfilled dream of racial equality. Critically acclaimed for its realistic portrait of African-American life, the play has been adapted into several film versions as well as a musical.

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