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Lorraine Hansberry: Award-Winning Playwright and Civil Rights Activist

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In 1959, Lorraine Hansberry became the first black woman playwright to be produced on Broadway. Her play, A Raisin in the Sun -- based loosely on the experiences of her own family in Chicago -- was an overnight sensation with both black and white audiences. In the wake of its phenomenal success, Hansberry became a spokesperson for black Americans during the 1960s civil rig ...more
Published January 1st 1999 by Turtleback Books
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In 1959, in just her late 20s, Lorraine Hansberry was finally able to get the play out of her head and onto paper and A Raisin in the Sun was born. It had been rattling around in her head for a while but once it found its time and place, it took off and took America with it. Lorraine had grown up fairly middle-class in Chicago, or as middle-class as a black family was to be, to parents who were in at the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. She learned much w
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Susan Sinnott was born in the UK and now lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. She was awarded the Percy Janes First Novel Award for her then-unpublished manuscript, "Just Like Always" (later Catching the Light), and an excerpt was adapted for inclusion in Racket, an anthology of short fiction by the Port Authority writing group, edited by Lisa Moore. Susan has also contributed to the Newfoundland Qu ...more