A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
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- "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.
- 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.