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Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
|Born||Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
May 19, 1930
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 12, 1965
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Playwright, writer, stage director|
|Education||University of Wisconsin–Madison
The New School
Robert Nemiroff (m. 1953–1964)
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965) was an African-American playwright, essayist, journalist and activist. Hansberry was the first black female author to have a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play A Raisin In The Sun.
- "The Black Revolution and the White Backlash" (audio with transcript) – speech by Lorraine Hansberry, Forum at Town Hall sponsored by The Association of Artists for Freedom, New York City, June 15, 1964
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