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Lorraine Hansberry Papers
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The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document her life as an award-winning playwright and activist and chronicle her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. They are held at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document her life as an award-winning playwright and activist and chronicle her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. They are held at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Show less
A Raisin in the Sun Literature Guide
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This TeacherVision site is specifically designed to teach the screenplay, but it has lots of ideas that can also be used for teaching the play itself. Many of the suggested activities are best for high school students. This TeacherVision site is specifically designed to teach the screenplay, but it has lots of ideas that can also be used for teaching the play itself. Many of the suggested activities are best for high school students. Show less
A Raisin in the Sun, Present at the Creation
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This NPR site discusses the Broadway opening of the play, explaining the challenges it faced and exploring the connections between Hansberry’s life and th...Show more This NPR site discusses the Broadway opening of the play, explaining the challenges it faced and exploring the connections between Hansberry’s life and the events of the play. An audio version of the report and links to video clips of an interview with Hansberry and the trailer for the movie are also available. Show less
A Raisin in the Sun: The Quest for the American Dream
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Lesson plans on EDSITEment, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For students in grades 9-12. Lesson plans on EDSITEment, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For students in grades 9-12. Show less
Woman Emerging in the Twentieth Century
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This lesson plan, written by Bernice Thompson, covers several female American authors of the 20th century. It offers specific discussion questions for eac...Show more This lesson plan, written by Bernice Thompson, covers several female American authors of the 20th century. It offers specific discussion questions for each scene of A Raisin in the Sun and provides a general discussion of the role and struggles of women writers throughout the early 20th century. Geared toward younger students. Part of the 20th Century American History and Literature Curriculum Unit of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Show less
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