Friday, February 5: Background on Restrictive Covenants

    1. Free reading.
    2. We read the poem “The Ballad of the Landlord” by Langston Hughes: The Ballad of the Landlord.
    3. Next, we watched a film about discriminatory housing practices in 1960s Chicago. As we watched, we annotated the poem for connections. Here is the video link:

4. Next, we continued reading Act 2, scene 3 of Raisin.

5. We then looked at a document from a 1919 Chicago Neighborhood Association promoting segregation (see the back of The Ballad of the Landlord).

HW: Finish reading Act 2 scene 3 on your own. Here is a link to the text if you need it: Raisin in the Sun online (read 547-562).