A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry Context Originally debuted on Broadway in 1959

Has seen several revivals as recently as 2014Denzel Washington played Walter Younger South Side of Chicago The title is based off of Langston Hughes poem, Harlem

Motivated by real-life lawsuit, Hansberry v. Lee (1940), to which Hansberry and her family were fighting racially motivated, restrictive housing covenants Themes

Brothers Keeper Racial Segregation Gentrification Gender Roles African vs. African-American Values

What is Gentrification? Gentrification is typically the result of increased interest of external citizens to live in a certain environment. These areas generally contain a more unique flair or culture than most other

places among society In a community undergoing gentrification, the average income increases. Poorer pre-gentrification residents who are unable to pay

increased rents or property taxes are forced out. In some cases, there are restrictive covenants in place to keep specific minority groups out. Portlands History

NE Portland AfricanAmerican Population in 1970 NE Portland AfricanAmerican Population in 1980

NE Portland AfricanAmerican Population in 1990 NE Portland AfricanAmerican Population in 2000 NE Portland AfricanAmerican Population in 2010

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