Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965) was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her best known work, A Raisin in the Sun, was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago.
Six activities to teach A Raisin in the Sun. Included: top Ten Quote activity, paper assignment (multiple prompts), speech assignment, grape and raisin analysis, poetry study, and 8 task cards to build student empathy toward the time period and characters.
Happy Birthday to actor and singer Ralph Carter (born May 30, 1961). Carter is best known for his work as a child and teenager, both in the Broadway musical Raisin (based on the Lorraine Hansberry drama A Raisin in the Sun) and as the character Michael Evans, the youngest member of the Evans family, on the 1970s sitcom Good Times. For his work in Raisin, Carter was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical).
In her play, Hansberry approaches many different topics such as: Reverse discrimination Assimilationists Symbolism African Pride Poverty Jim Crow Identity Characterization Significant Character Conversations Langston Hughes’ A Dream Deferred Internal Conflict In the video guide, there are eight higher order questions. Students’ answers to the questions must be turned in as a two-page response Word document.
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his Emmy Award-winning role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous film productions including A Raisin In The Sun, Skin Game, Travels with My Aunt, The Laughing Policeman, The Deep, Jaws 3-D (1983), Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine, the…
Sidney Poitier: A RAISIN IN THE SUN Set in the early 1950s, A Raisin in the Sun describes the struggle of the Youngers, a poor black family seeking to better itself despite the challenges of poverty and racism. When they put a down payment on a home in an all-white suburb, racism comes calling in an unusual form. The play is an award-winning American classic.
Diana Sands (August 22, 1934 – September 21, 1973) was an American actress, perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Beneatha Younger, the sister of Sidney Poitier's character in the original stage and film versions of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1961). She also appeared in a number of dramatic television series in the sixties and seventies ... In 1970, Sands co-starred in the film The Landlord. (Wiki)
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Character Map: Using the spider map graphic organizer, have students analyze specific characters from this play! Having a summary of main characters is crucial for reading comprehension and understanding!
A Raisin in the Sun - A tight curly look for a 1950s character who chooses to cut her hair off before it was widely popular for black women to have Afros. (Worn By - Anika Noni Rose (Beneatha), Designer - Mia M. Neal, Cost - $4,500)