Sidney Poitier with his first wife, Juanita Hardy, and playwright Lorraine Hansberry at the opening of “A Raisin in the Sun” in New York City in 1959. Photo: Moneta Sleet for Ebony magazine via Art.com.

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Lorraine Hansberry was not yet 30 when she completed the manuscript for "A Raisin in the Sun," a play that went on to premiere on Broadway in 1959 and earn the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award. She was the first Black playwright and the youngest person to win the honor. An activist whose circle of friends included luminaries such as James Baldwin, Hansberry leveraged her platform to champion civil rights and other social causes.

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Lorraine Hansberry was not yet 30 when she completed the manuscript for "A Raisin in the Sun," a play that went on to premiere on Broadway in 1959 and earn the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award. She was the first Black playwright and the youngest person to win the honor. An activist whose circle of friends included luminaries such as James Baldwin, Hansberry leveraged her platform to champion civil rights and other social causes.

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Playwright Lorraine Hansberry was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play A Raisin in the Sun

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Raisin in the Sun : The Unfilmed Original Screenplay (Reprint) (Paperback) (Lorraine Hansberry)

Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. She wrote A Raisin in the Sun, a play about a struggling black family, which opened on Broadway to great success. Hansberry was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Throughout her life she was heavily involved in civil rights. She died at 34 of pancreatic cancer.

Lorraine Hansberry - Author of 'Raisin in the Sun.' She is the first African American Playwright to Produce a Play on Broadway.

"There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” — Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her best known work, "A Raisin in the Sun", was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago. More like her at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/grow-up-age-croning/

— Lorraine Hansberry was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her best known work, "A Raisin in the Sun", was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago.

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (Paperback)

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (Paperback)

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 19, 1930[1] – January 12, 1965) was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays.[2] Her best known work, A Raisin in the Sun, was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago.

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 1930 – January was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her best known work, A Raisin in the Sun, was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago.

Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. She wrote A Raisin in the Sun, a play about a struggling black family, which opened on Broadway to great success. Hansberry was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Throughout her life she was heavily involved in civil rights. She died at 34 of pancreatic cancer.

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Lorraine Hansberry (playwright, writer) born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on May 1930

Want to improve your theatre craft? Reading is the BEST way to become a  better theatre artist. Try this challenge and we promise you'll become a  better actor/director/educator/human being.      1. Our Town by Thornton Wilder    2. A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry    3. Hamlet by William Shakespeare    4. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde    5. Noises Off by Michael Frayn    6. The History Boys by Alan Bennett

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