March 11

Lorraine Hansbury's "A Raisin in the Sun" opens on Broadway

March 11, 1959

Related Lessons

  • "A Raisin in the Sun": The Quest for the American Dream
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    "A Raisin in the Sun": The Quest for the American Dream

    The play A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, is used as a focal point for discussion of "The American Dream" as students explore how the social, educational, economical and political climate of the 1950s affected African Americans' quest for the good life in the suburbs.

  • The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You

    Poets achieve popular acclaim only when they express clear and widely shared emotions with a forceful, distinctive, and memorable voice. But what is meant by voice in poetry, and what qualities have made the voice of Langston Hughes a favorite for so many people?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act

March 11, 1941

Related Lessons

  • Lesson 4: FDR and the Lend-Lease Act
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: FDR and the Lend-Lease Act

    This lesson shows students how broadly the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 empowered the federal government—particularly the President—and asks students to investigate how FDR promoted the program in speeches and then in photographs.