Presentation on theme: "A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry born in Chicago in 1930 Her father fought against segregation her parents bought a house in a white neighborhood,"— Presentation transcript:
Lorraine Hansberry born in Chicago in 1930 Her father fought against segregation her parents bought a house in a white neighborhood, where they were welcomed one night by a racist mob Their experience of discrimination there led to a civil rights case.
Lorraine Hansberry She was an author and a playwright She fought for racial justice and equality
A Raisin in the Sun The first African American play to be shown on Broadway Received the New York Drama Critics Award This made her the youngest and first African American to win this award
Your American Dream Go back to where you wrote your American Dream Compose a paragraph about your life goals. –Use complete sentences –See rubric
Your dream is not possible How would you feel if you were told you could not accomplish your dreams because of your appearance or social status? Do you think this happens today? Compose a second paragraph which answers the question above.
A Dream Deferred Defer: postpone, put off, suspend Simile: compares two unlike things using “like” or “as” Identify the verbs in the poem Identify all simile Read each section of the poem In your own words, write what Hughes means What can happen to a person who is not allowed to live his/her dream?
A Dream Deferred…A Raisin in the Sun The play is based on the poem “A Dream Deferred” Presents a radically new representation of black life, one that was authentic and unsentimental and unflinching in its telling of what happens when people are told they cannot live their dream.