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Hannah Pirrello & Brad Slobodnik

Theme-

Poverty can cause uncharacteristic behavior and make you lose sight of the important things in life. Which can lead to the deterioration of dreams.

CIVIL RIGHTS ERA

Quote

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." -Marin Luther King Junior.

This quote shows that if a man does't have a goal or dream to work for, what's the point of living. People who live with no money and poor living conditions find it hard to dream of happiness and they find themselves giving up on life in general. Like in Raisin in the sun, the Younger family doesn't have much hope for living a better life with out any money to get them there.

Song

This song explains the struggle of individuals and families that live in poor conditions and don't have any money to make their life any better. It talks about all the things people in poverty have to go through and what their day looks like day by day. In Raisin in the Sun we saw a little glimpse of the Younger household and their daily struggles. Between Ruth and Mama having to work all day just for a little money to get by and Travis not being about to get 50 cents from his mom because they didn't have it.
Youtube Song

Most of latino and black, people who are struggling to get food, clothes and shelter in the hood are so concerned with that, that philosophizing about freedom in socialist democracy is usually, unfortunately, beyond their rationale.

Images/Visual Art

Big image

The Line

This picture shows the line between success and nonsuccess, home and the streets, food and starvation. It's the line between poverty and the middle class. When people are on the wrong side of the line it's hard to dream as big as jumping across to the other side.

Speeches

A speech from Amy Collins, a high school student that is writing about poverty. She says,

The gap between the world's rich and poor has never been wider. While wealthy individuals are relishing in a lavish life of luxury, millions are being forced to endure an insufferable daily reality of poverty, conflict and lack of food. For these disadvantaged people, the hunger is unrelenting and the desperation is overwhelming. The time for a drastic change has arrived. It is up to you and I to make a difference before a significant proportion of the world's population drown in an ocean of poverty. We must save lives.

Analysis

This speech is expressing that line between the rich and the poor. It shows that there are two different sides to this world that people live in. The money is there for you to have a life full of dreams or enduring starving nights and cold winters is the only option. People that live through poverty dream about staying warm at night, that's as big as their dreams get. In Raisin in the Sun, Walter wants to dream like he has money but his family has to bring him back down to the life they are actually living. The life where they just dream about living in a nice neighborhood.

Organizations/Leaders

Congress for Racial Equality (CORE)

CORE is a organization during the Civil Rights Movement that gave African Americans the equal rights they deserve. Things like being about to vote and have a say in federal decisions. This organization helped gain national attention to the civil rights activists.
CORE website

More information about CORE organization

News Articles

The Invisible Poverty "The other America" of 1960's is far more visible today

This new article from Truthout explains what was going on in the 1960's with poverty and how bad it really was. There was a war that was being waged on poverty it got so bad. It explains "the other America" which comes back to the line divided between the rich and the poor.
News Article: The Invisible Poverty

More information on the news article

Novels/Plays/Movies

Movies

  1. Glory (1989): Considered one of the best civil war movies ever made, Glory is the true story of how Colonel Robert Shaw leads the first all-black volunteer company in the United States Civil War. Shaw and his company not only battle the enemy, but also struggle to fight the racism and prejudices within their own Union army.
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Based on the award winning novel by Harper Lee, this movie follows the lives of a young white family in Alabama as Atticus Finch, the father, represents a wrongly accused black man in court. The story explores justice, innocence, race relations, and ethics as Atticus' children are forced to see the horrendous prejudice within the small town they call home.

Analysis

These two movies are good demenstrations of how blacks were treated in the 1960's which could explain why they had no hope of becoming anything more in life and there dreams quickly became non existent.

Short Stories

Short Story by Al From

Conservatives have never liked the War on Poverty, which began 50 years ago this week when President Lyndon Johnson declared, in his 1964 State of the Union Address, an “unconditional war on poverty in America” and urged Congress and all Americans to join with him in that effort.

“It will not be a short or easy struggle. No single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won,” Johnson said. “The richest nation on earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it.”




Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/01/the-war-on-poverty-was-not-about-welfare-101898.html#ixzz2vfmvrreH

Analysis

The short story from Al From is explaining how many people were really in poverty in America during this time period and how hard it was to get out of it. African Americans were at the bottom of this line and had little to nothing during this time period.

Poems

The Curse of Poverty

The curse of poverty

Poverty
Poverty is a curse for human society
Poverty prevails there where the injustice is
Poverty exclaims there where the illiteracy is
Poverty is purely man made
So it has to be eradicated from its root
The society afflicted with poverty
Is reprehension of entire human society
Corruption is the source of poverty
Only a fearless society can be said
Free from all poverty
Where the people are dumb and discounted
Poverty exists there
Poverty shows, how many immature person
Rule the country
Poverty is the reason for all philosophical end.

ramesh rai

Analysis

The poem explains that poverty is overwhelming and it destroys things, just like it destroys dreams. Walter in A Raisin in The Sun is overwhelmed with the little money that his family had and his dreams of becoming rich and successful were destroyed because of this.

Video Clips- Documentaries

The line

Poverty in America —
It's not what you think.

The Line documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. Across America, millions are struggling every day to make it above The Line.

Analysis

The movie "The Line" is about people across America who are so below the normal family in regards to food and living conditions that they are helpless. These people want to dream and have goal but they find it so hard to get across the line to do these things.

MODERN DAY

Quotes

Analysis

In modern day you can be born into a family with no money and still get yourself to the level of success that you desire, no matter what the circumstances are. If the Younger family had to resources that modern day has, the family would have a better chance at becoming more successful and happy.

Songs

Justin Bieber: Pray

Pray Lyrics

Oh, oh, oh .. and I pray
I just cant sleep tonight,
Knowing that things ain't right.
Its in the papers, its on the tv, its everywhere that I go,
Children are crying,
Soldiers are dying,
Some people don't have a home.
But I know there's...

Justin Bieber - Pray

Analysis

In Justin Beiber's song, Pray, he tells about the hardships that some people have to live through and that it's not fair to them. The struggles one person has to endure in a life time is something other people couldn't even imagine of.

Images/Visual Art

Big image

Analysis

The picture shows many people wanting to put a stop to poverty because of the amount of people that it effects everyday. People can't live a happy life when they are living off the streets. People need help to get out of poverty to set goals and live out their dreams.

Speeches

Big image

Analysis

This is a speech that a high school student wrote about modern day poverty. They explain that poverty is still a huge problem in our society that continues to bring people down and away from success.

Organizations/Leaders

Anti-Poverty Organization

organization to help raise awareness about poverty

Analysis

This organization raises awareness for poverty because it is a rising problem that we see in America that prevents people from living the life that they want and dreaming as big as they want. They help get people across the line of poverty.

News Articles

U.S. News Article

Article about poverty and hunger in America

Analysis

People are starving while others are having a 5 course meal, the line between the rich and the poor is getting greater and greater. This article explains how people are doing everything they can to just feed their family at night. Poverty is still a overwhelming problem in America today.

Novels/Plays/Movies

The pursuit of happiness

Movie about a struggling family

Analysis

The pursuit of happiness is a movie that displays the effects of a parent that can't even provide for his son. He just dreams about getting a good enough job to keep his house and his son. His dreams are destroyed when he finds himself on the streets with his son.

Short Stories

Modern Day Poverty Short Story

Story about a women's life that lives through the breadline

Analysis

This is a short story about a 24 year old women that is living through the breadline this early in her life. She can't figure a way out of this part of her life and all she dreams of is living the way she should be. Poverty has taken her in and she can't seem to get out of it.

Poems

Poverty in the 21st Century

Poverty In The 21st Century

It’s the 21st century
The media displays it day and night,
Poverty.
Poverty across the globe lies
Poverty cries out from the belly of little boys
Little girls, parents too
Desperately searching for food,
Shelter, clothing, for love,
Companion, for attention
Those with plenty, refuse
To amend, a world haunted by
Poverty.

Analysis

This poem explains poverty in the 21st century. It talks about the struggles that people have to face and what there hardships consist of on a day to day basis. Like in Raisin in the Sun people are still struggling with food and money.

Video Clips-Documentaries

Poverty Videos

videos about modern day poverty

Analysis

These video clips show how badly people are struggling in the world and that america needs to do better to bring more people across the line of poverty.