Thursday, March 26, 2009

Reminiscing about "Raisin": Ruby Dee talks about "A Raisin in the Sun" at

Ruby Dee, one of America's finest actresses and an original cast member of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, spoke with The Root's Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr., about the play's relevance both when it opened 50 years ago and today.

A Raisin in the Sun was recently announced as part of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2009-2010 Mainstage Season. It will be directed by Managing Director Steve Koehler.

The video interview betwen Ruby Dee and Henry Louis Gates Jr., can be found here. Additionally, there are links to articles on a court case regarding housing integration that served as the inspiration for the play, the first mortgage crisis for black America, and the politics of Lorraine Hansberry.

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