The American Dream Exhibit

The American Dream in  the 1940's

Considering that World War II was being declared, the American dream was all about peace in the '40's.  The American Family was all about a common household- husband, Wife, two kids, a dog, and a house in the suburbs with the classic white picket fence. This basically meant that people were all suppose to be carefree and average.

A Dream Deferred
by Langston Hughes 

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?