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A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry

"A Raisin in the Sun" is a play written by Lorraine Hansberry and first produced in 1959. The play is set in the South Side of Chicago and tells the story of the Youngers, an African American family living in poverty, who are waiting for a life insurance check to arrive. They are torn between using the money to move to a better neighborhood or using it to invest in a business venture. The play explores themes of family, race, and the American dream, and is known for its powerful portrayal of the everyday struggles of the African American community during the Civil Rights Movement. The play was the first Broadway play written by a Black woman and received great critical acclaim. It was later adapted into a film in 1961. Lorraine Hansberry was an African American playwright, author and civil rights activist, who is known for her works that dealt with the complexities of the black experience and the American society.

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