Monday, April 6, 2009

Period 6 WebQuest Starts Here!

Civil rights movement & housing (de)segregation in the 1950s & 60s & today (per 6)

Housing (de)segregation in the 1950s & 60s & the civil rights movement against such discrimination (site 1)
African Americans had been struggling for their civil rights for a long time before the movement in the 1960s. The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s changes U.S. history. In Milwaukee, people are focusing on segregation house and schools. In 1968, After the federal open housing law had passed, it prevented racial discrimination in 80% of the American. It also created the birst public school for all race in the nation.

Housing (de)segregation in the 1950s & 60s & the civil rights movement against such discrimination (site 2)
African Americans have to fight for many rights in able to gain their rights as being equal. Many leaders have to paid a price of death to change America's thinking. The Civil Rights Act lead to congess passing to eliminate segregation and discrimination. Black history did not start and end during the 50s and 60s, it is still going still in this day.


Hansberry vs Lee, 1940 Illinois supreme court case (site 1)
This website has a lot of information on the court place, what happened, who won the court case, the syllabus of the court case and a lot of other things.

Hansberry vs Lee, 1940 Illinois supreme court case (site 2)
This site has an editorial on the editors take, it also has some of the same valuable information as the site above.


Housing (de)segregation today (site 1)
This article talks about how housing segregation cannot be stopped unless they teach that it is wrong to be racial towards others so that it can further be stopped. Because of housing segregation black people are lured into the worst neighborhoods. Some might argue that this is also a reason why many people think bad neighborhoods usually have blacks.

Housing (de)segregation today (site 2)
According to this article, housing segregation has been around since the 1960’s. The article is a review about a book and in the first few chapters he talks about racial discrimination by real-estate and lending companies. The author explains how branches of government have ignored the issue.


Desegregation & the civil rights movement in the 1950s & 60s (site 1)
This link is about how one race thinks that they're better than another race. Segregation was a major impediment to unity throughout the country during the 1950's and 1960's. and that the government passed a law to segregate schools, courts and juries.

Desegregation & the civil rights movement in the 1950s & 60s (site 2)
At first blacks were denied employment due to race, in the 1970s, housing had also been desegregated. And what were the jobs that were the ones that sustained the blacks and the people who were discriminated that would help them that was actually allowed for them to work at/work for. And blacks fought to end discrimination at the plant through the unions and other organizations, and this led to a strike of two hundred black workers in 1943.


Civil rights leaders and organizations in the 1950s & 60s (site 1)
This link is about another rev named Abraham L. Woods Jr. who stood behind mlk jr while he gave his speech. He had witnessed a explosion due to the white clan that killed four young black girls. Rev woods help organize vote registration drives and also led a first black only demonstration at a whites only lunch counter. He also was there with mlk jr to protest were they were attacked with dogs and sprayed with hoses.

Civil rights leaders and organizations in the 1950s & 60s (site 2)
This link is about two women activist Dolores Huerta and Gracia Molina de Pick. Dolores huertas was the co founder of United Farm Workers (UFC) who fought for stronger neighborhoods better schools and more jobs. They also fought for immigrant worker rights for decades. De Pick has been an educator, feminist, mentor of students, and community activist for women’s equality, indigenous communities, labor, and immigrants rights for more than 60 years. She was the co founder of united farm worker Dolores huerta

Lorraine Hansberry's Life & Family (per 6)

Lorraine Hansberry's childhood & education (site 1)
This site includes information about when she was born and when she died. It also includes her occupation, what she is known for and her family background. It also mentions some facts about her education, marriage, children, plays and awards.

Lorraine Hansberry's childhood & education (site 2)
This website includes some brief background information about Lorraine Hansberry. It includes what she is known for and some of her achievements as well as some brief descriptions of her life style.


Carl Hansberry, Loraine Hansberry’s father (site 1)
This site mentions a little about Loraine Hansberry’s father, his relationship to the book she published and some about the case. It also mentions some facts about what he was/worked, where he was born, etc.

Carl Hansberry, Loraine Hansberry’s father (site 2)
This link includes facts on Carl Hansberry’s life style and background. It mentions a lot about when he was born, where he was born and some facts about his family.


William Leo Hansberry, Lorraine Hansberry's uncle (site 1)
This website is about William Leo Hansberry's life. This website says what high school and college that he went to. It would be a good website that will let you know things about him and what kind of lifestyle he had. This website is just about his background information.

William Leo Hansberry, Lorraine Hansberry's uncle (site 2)
This website is about William Leo Hansberry's accomplishments, everything that he has done in mainly his adulthood. He was a very important figure in his time and he was recognized for that.


Robert Nemiroff, Hansberry's husband (site 1)
Robert Nemiroff was a very successful man who had died of cancer. He had made several shows and plays based on his ex-wife Lorraine Hansberry’s works. Born in New York City Nemiroff was a book producer. When Miss Hansberry died of cancer at 34 in 1965, Mr. Nemiroff became her literary executor and devoted his career to making her works widely known.

Robert Nemiroff, Hansberry's husband (site 2)
Robert Nemiroff is a very good at what he did. He produced many famous plays including ’Raisin in the Sun’ in 1989 which was based on his ex-wife’s work Lorraine Hansberry’s work and became one very famous play on Broadway.

Hansberry’s plays & productions of the plays (per 6)

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 1)
Originally a Broadway play in the late 1950s, the story was soon turned into a screenplay by Hansberry and a black and white film version was released in 1961 starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier. The film garnered critics awards and Poitier was nominated for a Golden Globe. In 1973 a musical version of the play was created by Lansberry's husband Robert Nemiroff called Raisin, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1974. Over ten years later the first television movie version would be made starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle.

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 2)
This is the fifth time around for the acclaimed works by Lorraine Hansberry. The first time was the Broadway version. Then there is the classic 1961 version performed by Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Claudia McNeil, and Ivan Dixon. The third time Esther Rolle took on the role as “Mama”, with Danny Glover, Starletta DuPois, Helen Martin, and Joseph C. Phillips rounding out the cast.

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 3)
The "ABC World Premiere Movie Event: A Raisin in the Sun". Within this link, it describes the characters and the actors and actresses. Also gives other important details of the movie.

Film version of "A Raisin in the Sun" (site 4)
This is a trailer of the movie “A Raisin in the Sun” broadcast on YouTube. This movies is played by different characters who are fitted for the movie. It took vary long to produce this movie because it was a hard challenge being one of the charcters.


"Young, Gifted, and Black" by Lorraine Hansberry (site 1)
This site has a lot of background information on Lorraine Hansberry. Different things that she has written and what college she went to, and what she did in college. It also shortly states when and how the play was published.

"Young, Gifted, and Black" by Lorraine Hansberry (site 2)
This site has her primary works, and a bibliography. It has a lot of information on different books and plays she wrote. It also has a brief biography about her and small paragraph on how she left a big influence on many African Americans.

African-American artists & writers in the 1950s & 60s (per 6)

The Black Arts Movement in New York in 1960s (site 1)
The Black Arts Movement was to show America the black writers and artists during the 1960s and 1970s. Seeing the different types of arts would usually be books, periodicals and documents of the course of history during the time period. The Black Arts movement was always paired with the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit was founded and supported by the Peter Graham Fund for Radicalism in Literature and Art, the writings of Amiri Baraka were use a lot in the exhibit and he was called the founder of the Black Arts movement. The publications were a lot of black poetry and this 27-volume series was published in the 1960s and so the small press and the black arts movement was open to see on weekdays from 9a.m. to 5p.m. through May1st.

The Black Arts Movement in New York in 1960s (site 2)
The Black Arts Movement known as BAM started in the 1960s is was to change what people see of the African American identity. African playwrights, musicians, and visual artists who believed that using their arts will change the stereotypes about African American which led to a lot of American racism. The artists with the BAM would use writers Langston Hughes or cultural theorists like Alain Locke with the “Black Power Concept,” the BAM wanted to create artwork that will encourage white American to look at African American more positively and also wanted to improve black Americans’ perception of themselves. The BAM was supposed to uplift the spirits of African Americans to show their talent in art.


Langston Hughes (site 1)
Langston Hughes is an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright. He was born in Joplin, Missouri.This articles shows his life when he was younger and growing up and some of the things and people that influenced him and made him become what he is today. Some of his work is, The negro speaks of rivers (1921), The gold piece (1921), and The negro mother and the other dramatic recitations (1931). Hughes was considered one of the leading voices in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

Langston Hughes (site 2)
Langston Hughes achieved fame as a poet during the burgeoning of the arts known as the Harlem Renaissance. Although his youth was marked with transition, Hughes extracted meaning from the places and people whence he came. This article mostly is about Hughes works plays, poems and his works. Hughes's first volume of poetry was “The Weary Blues”, which he wrote in 1926. His family and culture influenced him alot too, it also led to his first autobiographical volume, The Big Sea (1940). Hughes encouraged black Americans to support the United States in its goals abroad, but he encouraged the government to provide for its own citizens at home the same freedoms being advocated abroad.


James Baldwin (site 1)
James Baldwin was an American writer. In essays, novels, plays, and public speeches, he spoke about the pain and struggle of black Americans. After was working on the railroad he moved to Greenwich Village, where he met Richard Wright. When Baldwin moved from Paris to New York he wrote notes of a native son (1955) and Giovanni’s Room (1956). His first novel was Go tell it on the Mountain (1953). The book the fire next time (1963) was the voice in the civil rights movement. After his friends Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King jr., and Malcolm X he returned to France and wrote If Beale street could talk (1974). The last novel he wrote was the evidence of things not seen (1985).

James Baldwin (site 2)
James Baldwin lived from (1924-1987). He is from Harlem, New York. He was adopted by the age of 12 his first story appeared in the newspaper. By 1943 he became writing full time. His first book about store front churches did not gain success. In 1983 Baldwin became Five College Professor in the Afro-American studies department of Umass Amherst. He died of stomach cancer on November 30, 1987.


Paul Robeson (site 1)
Paul Leroy Robeson was born on the 9th of April in Princeton, New Jersey. He was The youngest of five. His father was named William Drew Robeson, and his mother was named Maria Louisa Bustill Robeson. Paul loved to play sports and he went to college playing. Then after that college he went to another college to learn another profession.

Paul Robeson (site 2)
Paul Robeson played sports and his favorite was football. He was very talented because he was capable of doing all kids of things, from being a lawyer to playing sports. His favorite thing to do was to sing though.

Theater in the 1950s & 60s, and today (per 6)

Broadway in the 1950s & 60s (site 1)
This website talks about what was going on in the 1900s and how these events influenced play writers. In the 1950’s there was the Red Scare and a lot going on with gang members on the streets of Harlem, New York and Los Angeles which inspired West Side Story. There was also the era of rock ‘n’ roll where Elvis had influenced a playwright. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in the 60’s which was an important even that inspired Camelot. This website also talks about how the civil rights movement began.

Broadway in the 1950s & 60s (site 2)
This website talks about actors and directors that were nominated for Oscars. Many of the people mentioned on this site did not win the Oscars but are remembered for their work in Broadway.


Black & female playwrites, directors, and producers in the 1950s & 60s (site 1)
What I found on this website was that it was based on a woman by the name of Vinnette Carroll, who was the first black woman to direct a production on Broadway. She had won numerous awards for her work, and was also part of local organizations. It basically talks about her life as a female yearning to be part of art somehow, and her challenges of being a black female.

Black & female playwrites, directors, and producers in the 1950s & 60s (site 2)
This link is talking about how black people during this time had to play unimportant parts in order to be part of a play. It also mentions that other common ways for black people to be featured in plays was by making them a victim of a ‘bullet in the gut’, basically getting killed later on. But it also mentions that not all black people were offended by this, some are pleased. Therefore it shows the different ways blacks take these approaches to them.

Black & female playwrites, directors, and producers in the 1950s & 60s (site 3)
In this blog there was a lot of irrelevant information but there was one piece that caught my attention. There was a poem from the 1960’s by Mary Evans who was a black poet. Her poem has a lot of meaning and showed how black women back in the day where and felt about everything. The poem said their feelings and their views that demonstrated a lot about them.
Black & female playwrites, directors, and producers in the 1950s & 60s (site 4)
It was Motown’s all female singing group that was a hit in-between the years 1964-1969. These girls had 12 -#1 hits that expressed R&B music, most writing and producing by Holland-Dozier-Holland. These ladies, at first, where The Primes but then later ended up signing with Motown, to which their name changed. These women set an imagine for black women all around by their talent and success. In this group there where three women under the names of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross. Betty McGlown was part of the group before they became the Supremes, that was when they where the Primes.


Sidney Poitier (site 1)
Poitier was a man born in Miami, Fl but grew up in Cat Island, Bahamas. Poitier grew up in poverty as the son of a dirt farmer. He had little formal education and at the age of 15 was sent to Miami to live with his brother. Because he was treated so poorly in Miami, he made it his goal to find opportunities for black people to succeed. At the age of 18 he left for New York and landed his first Broadway play. He played in many famous films such as a Raisin in the Sun, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Sidney Poitier (site 2)
Poitier was born on February 20, 1927. He enrolled in theater school in New York in the 1970s. His films included Buck and the Preacher, Uptown Saturday Night, and the successful comedy, Stir Crazy with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Poitier returned to acting in 1988 in the films Shoot to Kill and Little Nikita, followed by Sneakers (1992).


New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (site 1)
This is the main website for the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. On this website there is a lot of information about the awards and the history of the events. There are six links on the main page that lead to other pages and each page has different information provided. The different information that can be received from these links are: the awards for this year, awards from the past, the history of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the membership of people that take part in the event, the upcoming events and ways to contact the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.

New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (site 2)
This next website is the main website for The Pulitzer Prizes. The prizes are for people that highly participate in the categories of journalism, letters, drama and music. On this website there are many links that lead to information about The Pulitzer Prizes and people that participate in the event. Some specific things that can be found on the websites through the links are information about current winners and finalists, past winners and finalists, how to enter, contact information and the different prizes that can be won.
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