“A Dream Deferred”. April 11, 2012. LEADING UP TO THE PLAY “A Raisin in the Sun”. How is the information provided connected to A R aisin in the Sun ?? Answer in at least one paragraph. . Jim Crow . Jim Crow songbook
April 11, 2012
“A Raisin in the Sun”
How is the information provided connected to A Raisin in the Sun??
Answer in at least one paragraph.
an early depiction of a minstrel-show character named Jim Crow.
“Jim Crow” was being used to describe laws and customs aimed at segregating African Americans and others.
intended to restrict social contact between whites and other groups and to limit the freedom and opportunity of people of color.
In 1890 a new Louisiana law required railroads to provide “equal but separate accommodations for the white, and colored, races.” Outraged, the black community in New Orleans decided to test the rule.
On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy agreed to be arrested for refusing to move from a seat reserved for whites. Judge John H. Ferguson upheld the law, and the case of Plessy v. Ferguson slowly moved up to the Supreme Court.
The Out Come: On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, with only one dissenting vote, ruled that segregation in America was constitutional.(Courtesy of National Archives, Washington, D.C.)
—Birmingham, Alabama, 1930
1950s New York
In the "doll test," children were given a black doll and a white doll and asked which one they preferred. Most black children preferred the white doll, to which they also attributed the most positive characteristics.
During court trials relating to segregated schools, the NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund enlistedKenneth Clark's services as an expert witness on the detrimental effects of racial exclusion and discrimination.
So, as we start reading “A Raisin in the Sun” keep in mind the time
Period in which it was created.