Analysis Of A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

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Lorraine Hansberry
A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sent job applications to different businesses in Chicago and Boston; using made-up names, they discovered the name which were more “black sounding” were fifty percent less likely to be contacted by the employer (Feagin 143). Racism is just as real today as it was in the 1930s when Lorraine Hansberry, a black American writer, was born. Hansberry was born in Chicago to her activist parents Carl and Nanny. Both of her parents participated in many black activist groups and were devoted to stopping housing segregation. Hansberry’s inspiring play, A Raisin in the Sun, is loosely based on her family’s experience on trying to move to a white neighborhood when she was only eight years old. Many years later, Lorraine attended the University of Wisconsin and the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied drama and painting. After college, Lorraine packed her things and moved to New York to continue her writing career. Before she was able to completely support herself through her writing, she had many jobs including reporting and editing (“A Raisin in the Sun”). Hansberry’s writing relates to a diverse racial audience by adding black culture in her writing, discusses controversial topics of the 1950s such as introducing black people into white neighborhoods, and because of her inspiring writing, she paved the way for other black writers.
Hansberry’s writing is easy for everyone to relate to
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