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A Raisin in the Sun, Act I, Mama, Ruth, and Beneatha | History Matters: Celebrating Women's Plays of the Past

A Raisin In The Sun
A Raisin in the Sun, Act I, Mama, Ruth, and Beneatha

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About the Playwright

Lorraine Hansberry
Lorraine Hansberry
Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago’s Southside on May 19, 1930 to Nannie and Carl Hansberry.  Her father, who worked in real estate and banking, was at the forefront of the fight for civil rights in the city of Chicago and rebelled against the “restrictive covenants” that prevented African Americans from living in certain all-white neighborhoods of the city.  His fight led to his family taking a house in one of these neighborhoods and facing extreme violence in response.  Later, he and the N…
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