African American’s Identification in Early Civil Rights Movement

-- Take Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun as an Example

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  • Jie Luo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54097/d5kc5531

Keywords:

African American, Identity, The Raisin in the Sun, White Society

Abstract

Lorraine Hansberry is a prestigious African American writer who creates a classical work The raisin in the sun. Under the backdrop of early Civil Rights Movement, the play centers on male protagonist Walter and three other family female members’ identification when living in that white-dominated community. Their identification represents in two ways: merging into the mainstream society and returning to the ancestral culture or even district. The key to identity is one’s value and social behavior. It is imperative and indispensable for one to find his or her self-value in accordance with personal and social backdrop and experience.  

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17-03-2024

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Luo, J. (2024). African American’s Identification in Early Civil Rights Movement: -- Take Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun as an Example. Journal of Education and Educational Research, 7(3), 200-202. https://doi.org/10.54097/d5kc5531

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