Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
|Born||Lorraine Vivian Hansberry|
May 19, 1930
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||January 12, 1965 (aged 34)|
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.
Hansberry died in New York City of pancreatic cancer on January 12, 1965 at the age of 34. Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin spoke at her funeral on January 15 in New York.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Blau, Eleanor (July 19, 1991). "Robert Nemiroff, 61, Champion of Lorraine Hansberry's Works". The New York Times. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- ↑ Lipari, Lisbeth. "Queering the borders: Lorraine Hansberry’s 1957 Letters to The Ladder" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 Archived April 5, 2020, at the Wayback Machine. Online. 2008-06-28.
- ↑ Carter, "Commitment amid Complexity" (1980), p. 40.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "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
- Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color – Lorraine Hansberry, University of Minnesota
- Lorraine Hansberry at Find a Grave
- Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to "The Ladder" – Brooklyn Museum exhibition, November 2013 – March 2014
- 1930 births
- 1965 deaths
- Deaths from pancreatic cancer
- Cancer deaths in New York City
- American essayists
- Democrats (United States)
- American atheists
- LGBT writers
- LGBT people from Chicago
- Lesbian feminists
- American feminist writers
- American playwrights
- American civil rights activists
- American LGBT rights activists
- African American writers
- Journalists from Chicago