Lorraine Hansberry

Standard Name: Hansberry, Lorraine


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Textual Features Adrienne Rich
AR focusses on such authors as Lorraine Hansberry and Elizabeth Bishop ; on women's roles in academia; and on the shaping of the subjectivities of lesbian, Jewish, and other minority women in America.
Textual Features Alice Walker
Here AW continues to protest the wrongs of others and of herself. The Diamonds on Liz's Bosom (referencing film star Elizabeth Taylor and diamond-mining in Africa) says wryly: Oh, those Africans! / Everywhere you...


11 March 1959: With the opening of A Raisin in the Sun,...

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11 March 1959

With the opening of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry became the first black woman to have a play produced on Broadway.


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