Bachelor of Arts in English
James Tackach, Ph.D.
The racial discrimination and inequality seen in the court case Hansberry v. Lee (1940) had a significant impact on life of the famous author Lorraine Hansberry. Her play, A Raisin in the Sun, sheds light on some of the challenges and feelings that her family faced during the trial. The play thus reflects 1950s societal and racial issues, both daunting and hopeful.
Wright, Caitlin, "The Influence of the Court Case, Hansberry v. Lee, on the Play, A Raisin in the Sun" (2020). English Theses. 38.