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Barack Obama as Walter Lee Younger, Jr.
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (2008)
  • Duchess Harris
Abstract

Over the course of the past year, commentary from prominent voices including Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, and New York Times columnist Frank Rich have compared Barack Obama with Sidney Poitier in the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Sidney Poitier’s screen characters are an apropos way of accessing Obama, but I think Johnson and Rich have the wrong movie. This presidential election is more like A Raisin in the Sun.

Publication Date
December 10, 2008
Citation Information
Duchess Harris. "Barack Obama as Walter Lee Younger, Jr." Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/duchess_harris/25/