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A Raisin In The Sun

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on 20 April 2010

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Transcript of A Raisin In The Sun

Harlem renaissance "Harlem" by Langston Hughes

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?
It's SATCHEL! 1906-1986 Born in Mobile, Alabama Satchel Paige began pitching professionally in 1926. He was the star pitcher of the Negro Leagues before African Americans were allowed in the major leagues. In the early 1930s, he brought his team, the Pittsburgh Crawfords, to the top of the league with his legendary fastball. His ability would draw large crowds to his games, black and white. Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong 1901-1971 Louis was renowned for his improvisation and virtuosic skill with the cornet and trumpet. He also popularized the scat style of singing. In the 1920s, he was a member of King Oliver's band. Later he formed a few of his own bands, including the Hot Fives and Sevens, and continued to progress Jazz music. Hattie McDaniel 1895-1952 Hattie McDaniel is famous for her supporting role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind". Rather than most black actors of the time who played very submissive roles, she portrayed a very brave, strong-minded, outspoken women. This role earned her an Academy Award making her the first African American to ever achieve such a feat. A Raisin In the sun 1961 2008 1989 "An intelligent screen adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's grounbreaking play"
- Marjorie Baumgarten " A quintessentially American play, revisited... this one has towering performances from Rashad and McDonald"
- Peter Canavese "It is one of those artistic miracles, like Joplin's 'Treemonisha', perfection itself, total and utter flawlessness"
- Ivan Beshkov "Sean Coomb's performance was dramatic, but not as captivating as in other versions of the film"
-The Goods Weekly "Danny Glover fully empowers the character of Walter as a man at the lowest point in his life"
- The Goods Weekly "Mama brings this story to life as it transpires from the stage to film for the first time"
-The Goods Weekly "Sydney Poiter is an exceptional actor who really emphasizes the hardships in this classic American tale"
-Daniel Petrie "Casting Danny Glover for the part of Walter was the best decision I 've made... His performance is awe-inspiring"
-Bill Duke "I was a little hesitant at first in casting Sean 'Diddy' Coombs as Walter but he sure pulled out an outstanding, dramatic performance"
-Kenny Leon 1883-1968 Arthur W. Mitchell talks politics Arthur Mitchell started out helping run the Republican party. He later switched to the Democrat party. He is known for being the first African American to be elected into the U.S. House of Representatives. Here he fought for black rights in multiple segregation issues. Langston Hughes 1902-1967 Langston Hughes is commonly remembered as a key innovator of the literary art form, Jazz Poetry. His most famous work was created during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poem "Harlem".
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