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A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
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Sample of Civil Rights

  1. "Harlem" by Langston Hughes
    Check out our entry on the poem that inspired the play's title.  There's lots of analysis and background information on the poem and Hughes himself.

  2. Civil Rights
    Though the Civil Rights Movement was in its infancy at the time of the play, the text itself is a testament to the fact that the movement was soon to grow.  Click here to read the historical context of what was to come.