American Masters

The Groundbreaking Broadway Casting of "A Raisin in the Sun"

Clip: Season 32 Episode 1 | 3m

Sidney Poitier, Lloyd Richard and Ruby Dee reflect on the unprecedented casting of black actors in the Broadway debut of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."

Aired: 01/19/18

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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