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A Raisin in the Sun A. Biography (Lorraine Hansberry) (1930-1965) a. Playwright/ Activist (first black playwright) b. Slave ancestors c. University of Madison, WI B. Hansberry V. Lee Court Case C. Historical Context/ Background a. Southside of Chicago (1950’s) i. Urban Ghetto b. Predominately African- American Neighborhood c. Racially Restrictive covenants i. Corrigan V. Buckley (1926) ii. Hansberry V. Lee (1937) 1. Insight into plot of play (Mr. Linder= Anna Lee) a. Carl Hansberry, Lorraine’s father d. School segregation deemed unconstitutional (1954) e. Colvin and Parks/ Martin Luther King Jr. boycott (1955) f. Public transportation segregation banned (1956) D. African-American Life in Chicago (1950’s) a. Bungalows- (small, generally one floor houses), studio apartments, and kitchenette buildings b. Housing covenants ruled unconstitutional in 1948, but that didn’t stop poor treatment of African-Americans across America E. Cultural Context(1950’s) a. Women’s civil rights movement i. Striving for equality 1. Politically
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2. In workplace 3. Socially ii.
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