Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil): "Oh God, please, look down and give me strength!" -- from A Raisin in the Sun (1961) directed by Daniel Petrie

Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil): "Oh God, please, look down and give me strength!" -- from A Raisin in the Sun directed by Daniel Petrie

A Raisin in the Sun | film by Petrie [1961] | Britannica.com

Press the visit button for A Raisin In The Sun. "What happens to a dream deferred does it dry up like a Raisin In The Sun" Dr York directed the stage play with an all black cast.

Lena Horne and Redd Foxx on the set of "Sanford and Son". Love this episode!!!

Lena Horne and Redd Foxx on the set of "Sanford and Son". Love this episode!

Lena Horne and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a party Ms. Horne gave in Dr. King’s honor in New York in 1963.

Lena Horne and Dr Martin Luther King at a party Ms Horne gave in his honor in New York in 1963

Awesome Gone But Not Forgotten: Happy Birthday To The First Black Female US Delegate To The United Nations, Edith Spurlock

Edith Spurlock Sampson (October 1898 – October was an American lawyer and judge, and the first Black U. delegate appointed to the United Nations.

Director Sidney Poitier is seen with Ruby Dee in a scene from 'A Raisin in the Sun.'

Legendary actress Ruby Dee dead at 91

Scene from Raisin in the Sun with Sydney Poitier and Ruby Dee. Classic play and movie by Lorraine Hansberry.

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Civil Rights leaders at Clark Atlanta in 1960

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