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.
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- 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. Online. 2008-06-28.
- Carter, "Commitment amid Complexity" (1980), p. 40.
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|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Lorraine Hansberry|
- "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