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.