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Analysis Of A Raisin In The Sun Production By Lorraine Hansberry

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Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago on March 19, 1930. Hansberry was an African American. She was one of four siblings that include two brothers and one sister. In the 1930’s racism and segregation was prevalent in the time. Her parents were “civil rights activist Carl and Nannie Hansberry” Tillman. She was raised in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Her family was one of the wealthy African-American families in Chicago. When she was five years old, her parents got her a fur coat. She wore it to school one day and she got beaten for wearing it. Also, when she was eight years old she moved to the white suburbs of Chicago and once her and her family arrived at their new homes they faced harassment and threats by mobs of white people. She nearly died after getting hit in the head with a brick. Her father went to court to fight for the legal right to live in that new neighborhood. The Supreme Court case of Hansberry v. Lee Weston Playhouse Theater Company. The characters in A Raisin in the Sun are black and live in Chicago just like Hansberry. The characters are also going through segregation/racism, similar to Hansberry. All of that damage done to young Lorraine Hansberry changed her when she got older. She got married in 1953 with Robert Nemiroff. She went to multiple colleges. In the late 40’s she saw Sean O’Casey’s play Juno and the Paycock and she loved it. That then drove
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