Today in Black History: February 25, 2008 “A Televised Remake of A Raisin in the Sun Aired on ABC”

On today in 2008, a televised remake of A Raisin in the Sun aired on ABC. Sean P. Diddy Combs played Walter Lee, Sanaa Lathan played Beneatha, Audra McDonald played Ruth, Phylicia Rashad played Lena, and Justin Martin played Travis. The film was directed by Kenny Leon. Ratings came in at 12.7 million viewers and ranked number 9 in the ratings for the week.

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