“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry

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In honor of Black History Month, we’re going to read “A Raisin in the Sun.” Informed by a real Supreme Court Case that Hansberry’s family was involved with, “Raisin” made the 29-year-old writer the first black woman playwright to have a play performed on Broadway. This is the story of the Younger family and their efforts to move to a house in an all-white neighborhood, as well as son Walter’s attempts to get rich and better their lives, and daughter Beneatha’s search for direction in her life.