Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

Born: May 19, 1930

Died: January 12, 1965

Nationality: American

Occupation: Playwright, writer, activist

Biography: Lorraine Vivian Hansberry the 3rd 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.

Source/Notes: A Raisin in the Sun (2011 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780307807441

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