Lorraine Hansberry - A Raisin In The Sun (Part 2)

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem “Harlem” (also known as “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a black family’s experiences in “Clybourne Park”, a fictionalized version of the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances with an insurance payout following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics’ Circle named it the best play of 1959. It is a story that is also played out in real life in Canada, everyday, in a dozen different languages.