Amiri Baraka echoed this sentiment 17 years after raisin premiered—post-Birmingham, post-Medgar, post-Malcolm.
raisin has racked up five Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Play, and Best Direction of a Play.
When Hansberry wrote A raisin in the Sun, America was shimmering with the stirrings of social agitation.
"dried sweet grape," c.1300, from Anglo-French raycin (late 13c.), Old French raisin "grape; raisin," from Vulgar Latin *racimus, alteration of Latin racemus "cluster of grapes or berries" (also source of Spanish racimo, Italian racemo), probably from the same ancient lost Mediterranean language that gave Greek rhax (genitive rhagos) "grape, berry." Dutch razun also is from French; German Rosine is from an Old French variant form.