The New York Times Learning Network provides teaching and learning materials and ideas based on New York Times content. This week’s Text to Text series looks at the 1959 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and “Discrimination in Housing Against Nonwhites Persists Quietly” by Shaila Dewan (The New York Times, June 11, 2013) in a lesson plan by Susan Chenelle and Audrey Fisch.
A Raisin in the Sun
Director Kenny Leon and actors Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Sophie Okonedo, and LaTonya Richardson Jackson talk about bringing this American classic back to Broadway.
"[T]here is only one large circle that we march in, around and around, each of us with our own little picture—in front of us—our own little mirage that we think is the future."
"When you starts measuring somebody, measure him right…Make sure you done take into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got wherever he is."