“What Langston Hughes poem refers to a ‘raisin in the sun’? ‘Harlem’ (1951). Hughes asks: ‘What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?’”
Excerpted from: Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa. Literature: The New York Public Library Book of Answers. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.