Lorraine hansberry • playwright
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was the first Black Woman playwright to have her work produced on Broadway. Her play, A Raisin in the Sun, examines the life of a Black American family during segregation in Chicago. Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics Circle award which made her the first Black American and youngest playwright to win the award. Hansberry was 29.
Click here to stream the 1989 film adaptation of A Raisin In The Sun, starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle.
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