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        A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: Lorraine Hansberry

         In this clip from A Raisin in the Sun Revisited, learn about Lorraine Hansberry’s life and the inspiration she drew from it to write A Raisin in the Sun. Hansberry’s parents bought a home in Chicago in the late 1930s with racially restricted covenants, and brought a legal case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court that declared the covenant contestable.  Hansberry’s memories inspired her to write the play A Raisin in the Sun, which was produced on Broadway in 1959. In this clip, students can see the actual house where the Hansberry family lived and sense its profound role in America’s racial history.   

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