A Raisin in the Sun Premieres on Broadway

| By J. Robert Parks | A Raisin in the Sun was one of the most significant American plays of the twentieth century. Written by Lorraine Hansberry, it portrays a multigenerational, working-class Black family living in a cramped home in Chicago, Illinois, but dreaming of something more. It received its Broadway premiere 65 years ago … Read more

Victorian Novels and LGBTQ+ Subtext

Why homoromantic and homoerotic interpretations of classic literature are as critical as traditional readings. |By Brittany Pope, Gale Ambassador at the University of Wyoming | The Victorian period gave rise to many of today’s genres—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Bram Stoker’s Dracula became codifiers of detective and horror fiction. Then there are the … Read more

Exploring the 2024 Black History Month Theme with Gale In Context 

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Americans celebrate Black History Month each February. Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) selects a theme on which Americans can focus their research and attention during the monthlong celebration. (Find out more about annual themes at the ASALH website.) In 2024, the theme … Read more