Housing Practices in Fiction and Reality: Comparing Longmont, CO, A Raisin in the Sun, and Modern America

In this lesson students will explore the connection between the fictional Chicago suburb (Clybourne Park) presented in Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, historic Longmont, and modern Ferguson, Missouri. The lesson should be delivered after students have read Act II Scene 1 when Mama reveals that she has placed a down payment on a house in the predominantly white neighborhood of Clybourne Park.

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Created By: Nikki Tobais, Silver Creek High School