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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun • 2h 8m

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    When Lorraine Hansberry’s play A RAISIN IN THE SUN opened in New York in March 1959, its author became the first African American female playwright to have a production on Broadway. The play went on to be named the best of the year by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. In the following illustrat...

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