Listen to the great American poet, Lanston Hughes, read his poem about “A Dream Deferred:”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79YjXKYeWCk
What is meant by the American Dream? Trace its evolution from 1600 to the present.When did the phrase come into vogue? How has its meaning changed? What must happen for the dream to come true? And does it mean the same for African Americans as for European Americans?