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Raisin in the Sun is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, Louis Gossett, Jr. and John Fiedler.

Academy Award Winning Black Actors Louis Gossett Jr. | Loop21

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Today in Black History, 5/27/2013 - Louis Gossett, Jr. won the 1982 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “An Officer and a Gentleman,” making him the first black male to win an Oscar in a supporting role. For more info, check out today's notes!

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An Officer and a Gentleman

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