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Lorraine Hansberry “A Raisin in the Sun” Lecture: Part II

Last post, I wrote about the first part of my lecture for Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. I discussed the ways that I connected Hansberry’s play to the rest of the course, specifically to John Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. As well, I looked at the importance of Hansberry’s play … Read More Lorraine Hansberry “A Raisin in the Sun” Lecture: Part II

“I am as good as anybody”: 1619 and American Myths

The reaction to the New York Times 1619 Project has ranged from overwhelming approval to unabashed criticism. This criticism stemmed from those who do not see, or more importantly do not want to see, the ways that race and the institution of chattel slavery has influenced every aspect of our nation from its foundations to the present. The project states that its aim “is … Read More “I am as good as anybody”: 1619 and American Myths