Ruby Dee Looks Back at 50 Years of 'Raisin'

'A Raisin in the Sun' opened on Broadway on March 11, 1959, rattling the theater world and the country. The Root’s Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. visited with Ruby Dee at her home to reminisce about the play’s place in history and relevance today.   Read the rest of The Root’s Raisin @ 50 coverage: Black America's First Mortgage Crisis. Lorraine Hansberry's Gay Politics. The integration housing case behind the art. Also on The Root: The Black Hair Index

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'A Raisin in the Sun' opened on Broadway on March 11, 1959, rattling the theater world and the country. The Root’s Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. visited with Ruby Dee at her home to reminisce about the play’s place in history and relevance today.

Read the rest of The Root’s Raisin @ 50 coverage: Gates on black America's first mortgage crisis. Kai Wright on Lorraine Hansberry's gay politics. Brian Gilmore on the housing integration court case behind the art.

Also on The Root: The Black Hair Index