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Lorraine Hansberry
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: 12 January 1965


  • Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was an African-American playwright and writer
When did Lorraine Hansberry die? / Died12 January 1965

Lorraine Hansberry facts

  • She was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway
  • Her best known work, the play A Raisin in the Sun, highlights the lives of Black Americans living under racial segregation in Chicago
  • Hansberry's family had struggled against segregation, challenging a restrictive covenant and eventually provoking the Supreme Court case Hansberry v
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  • The title of the play was taken from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes: "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?After she moved to New York City, Hansberry worked at the Pan-Africanist newspaper Freedom, where she dealt with intellectuals such as Paul Robeson and W
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  • Much of her work during this time concerned the African struggle for liberation and their impact on the world
  • Hansberry has been identified as a lesbian, and sexual freedom is an important topic in several of her works
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