How do artists and writers draw from historic events and their own lives to tell stories? How do artists and writers reveal the hidden or missing perspectives of their own race, culture, or nationality in their work?
Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, and Romare Bearden commemorate the African American experience through artmaking. In this lesson, you will study these artists, and see how their work relates to the famous play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. You'll write your own one-act play that reveals a missing perspective.
Study the three artists at right. Be sure to listen to every video and audio clip, read every text, and zoom-in on each artwork.