Greatest African-American Plays

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  • Fences
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Ruined
  • The Mountaintop
  • Stick Fly
  • Topdog/Underdog
  • Blues for Mr. Charlie
  • Black Nativity
  • The Gospel At Colonus
  • Platanos And Collard Greens
  • Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Consider Suicide When

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun was written by Loraine Hansberry and tells the story of a Black family in Chicago struggling with finances and racism in the '50s. The original play starred Sidney Poiter, Ruby Dee and Lou Gosset Jr. and a new version in 2008 starred P. Diddy and Phylicia Rashad.

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