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Transcript of Harlem Renaissance
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode? "The choice of actors couldn't have been more perfect for this movie."
--Dir. Daniel Petrie
"Phylicia Rashad, with the company of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs,
makes this a memorable interpretation."
--Dir. Kenny Leon "A perfectly mastered interpretation of a play that once was."
--Bill Duke "The best "A Raisin In The Sun"
movie by far."
--Galligan "A memorable movie that
is worth seeing."
"A unique take on an American
--Galligan "The struggle to triumph in the face of adversity
transcends the film being pegged as a civil rights picture,
and thanks to the leadership of Poitier, a classic is born."
--Filmcritic.com "A Raisin in the Sun never totally transcends its origins on the stage and it's a long way from cutting edge. "
--The Hollywood Reporter Birth Date - September 12, 1913
Date of Death - March 31, 1980
*Tied the record of for the 100 yard dash (9.4)
East Technical High in Cleveland
*Won 8 individual NCAA championships
*Won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
*Jazz performer and composer
*Left Washington D.C. for Harlem
*Unique jazz style helped popularize
*His work depicts the struggles
*Works display important periods
*Was awarded for his outstanding
achievements by the NAACP with the
Spigarn Medal in 1970
*Was given his own exhibit in the New York's
Museum of Modern Art
Birth Date - September 7, 1917
Date of Death - June 9, 2000 Birth Date -April 29,1899
Date of Death - May 24, 1974 Birth Date - January 7, 1891
Date of Death - January 28, 1960 *Has written over 50 short stories, plays,
*Arrived in New York in 1925
and became a writer at the
Harlem Renaissance's center
*Along with Langston Hughes and
Wallace Thurman, produced a literary
magazing entitled 'Fire!!'
*Magazin featured many young writers
of the Harlem Renaissance Birth Date - February 23, 1868
Date of Death - August 27, 1963 *Was an American civil rights activist
*Became head of the NAACp in 1910
*Became the founder and editor of the
NCAAP's journal 'The Crisis'
*Rose to national attention when he
opposed Booker T. Washington's of social
integration between whites and blacks
*Favored increased political representation of
blacks in order to guarantee civil rights *Distinctive play style set him apart
*Shifted focus from collective improvisation to solo performers
*His success had profound influence on the music scene including jazz
*Went on to form a highly successful small group jazz concert in New York City
Birth Date - August 4, 1904
Date of Death - July 6, 1971 "This film gives a sincere look at the difficulties
faced by African-American families at such a diffucult
time in America's history."
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