The American Africans

The American Africans

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The American Africans, based on the play A Raisin in the Sun, follows the story of the Younger family from generation that first arrived in America. The family must get through many hardships while trying to chase their own American Dream.

Storyboard Text

  • Episode 1: 1800
  • Episode 2: 1920
  • Episode 3: 1959
  • The Younger family arrives to the United States through the Atlantic Slave Trade
  • Episode 4: 1965
  • Walter Sr. and Lena Younger escape the South due to the brutalities of lynchings
  • Episode 5: 2009
  • Walter Jr., Ruth, and Travis own a home in Clybourne Park
  • Episode 6: 2016
  • A teenage Travis participates in a diner sit in
  • America witnesses the inauguration of Barack Obama
  • Travis's grandson participates in a Black Lives Matter demonstration
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