Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun provides an in-depth look at the extreme social and political struggles of the newly emerging black community. A Raisin in the Sun was written during a time when poverty, racism, and hidden bias still greatly affected the position of a black family. Hansberry deeply explores the real life emotional and social struggle through the characters in the play and the unintentional desire to assimilate into what was predominantly a white culture while preserving the heritage of the African American race. Each character faces a different socio-political aspect of the black community. Though the play takes place in Chicago, which was more accepting of the difference in race, the communities and working class were

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