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In A Raisin in the Sun, we see another example of protagonists resisting forces that constrain their lives and their potential for growth. I'd like you to learn about two American thinkers who promoted resistance against oppression in their own ways. Watch these videos about HENRY DAVID THOREAU and MALCOLM X, then post a response giving your personal opinion on their approach to resistance as well as a comparison with characters from Raisin. How much do you agree with their views and actions, and how do you think characters like Beneatha and Walter Lee and Mama or Ruth would agree with them?
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Animated Summary: "The Duty of Civil Disobedience"
Speech Excerpt: "By Any Means Necessary"
Mr. Justin Biggs