Lorraine Hansberry 's A Raisin Essay

1450 Words Feb 25th, 2016 6 Pages
Raised in Chicago, Illinois by parents who believed in equal education, embracing african heritage, and becoming a strong black women during the late 50’s, early 60’s, Lorraine Hansberry’s parents taught her that education is the key to success and in order to be a successful woman you have to learn the ability to be strong and independent. Along with this, Lorraine 's parents bestowed on her the value of remembering her African Heritage. Lorraine Hansberry’s own life influenced her play, A Raisin in the Sun because of her family 's values about African history, Education, and lastly being a strong Black Woman during these various civil rights movements within the society of the early 50’s through the 60’s.
Throughout Lorraine Hansberry’s life she was taught that education was the key to a successful life, and the ability to obtain knowledge was more powerful than any other ability that could be gifted. At a young age; Hansberry was influenced by her parents and siblings about education. Not only were her parents successful with their careers but they hoped the same for their children. Lorraine Hansberry’s father and mother were very active within their community between donating to various business organization and running for congress as well as other political possitions. Carl and Nannie Hansberry believed that politics and education were the key to a successful career, such as themselves. Lorraine Hansberry started her education at Betsy Ross Elementary and graduated…

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