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A raisin in the sun

In A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry portrays obstacles that the Younger family and other African Americans had to face and over come during the post World Obstacles that had to be over come by the Youngers were economical, moral, social, and racist obstacles. Lorraine Hansberry, the author of the play had to face one of these as well growing up. Born in Chicago on the south side in an all black neighborhood, Lorraine Hansberry and her family had to deal with segregation. Moving to a white neighborhood in Chicago, her family had to deal with threats of violence and legal action. Her father defended the case successfully all the way to the Supreme Court.(sparknotes1) Her parents were well known in national black culture and political circles, which probably sparked her to latter become a reporter and editor for the Freedom, a black newspaper in New York from 1950-53.(encarta1) Hansberry relates her life situations through her play by having the Younger family deal with a similar circumstance. In the play Lena Younger or better known as mama, receives a 10,000-dollar check because her husband had past away. She decides to buy a house in Clybourne Park, which is an all white neighborhood. After finding out a black family is moving to Clybourne the so-called Organization Committee sends out a Mr. Lindner to welcome the Youngers. He doesnt do much welcoming but rather trys to discourage them and make them back out of their plans on moving, which he fails miserably. The four main characters in the play all deal with other obstacles as well. The other main obstacles are economical, social, and moral. Lena Younger or mama, is the head of the household. She works in other peoples kitchens as a cook. She probably works for very little but she puts her daughter through college. Im sure she would rather not be working for someone basically as a slave or for very little money but she accepts her job because of the time pe...

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