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Person Detail: Lorraine Hansberry

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Full Name: Lorraine Hansberry
Biography:
(1930-1965) Playwright, writer. Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago, Illinois, and came to New York City in 1950. She worked for the paper "Freedom." Her plays, which include "A Raisin in the Sun," were said to usher in the black theater movement of the 1960s.
Author's Timeline:
1930 (Unknown) County
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 19, 1930. 
1950 New York County
Hansberry came to New York City in 1950. She studied at the New School Of Social Research and lived at times in Greenwich Village and in Harlem. 
1959 (Unknown) County
A Raisin In The Sun
(Pub: Random House ISBN: 0394406885 / 978-0394406886)
Play; the winner of the 1959 New York Drama Critics Circle Award.  
1965 (Unknown) County
Lorraine Hansberry died in New York City on January 12, 1965. 
1964 (Unknown) County
The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window
(Pub: Random House, 1965. ISBN: )
Play. Published by Random House in 1965. 
1964 (Unknown) County
The Movement: Documentary Of A Struggle For Equality
(Pub: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: )
Nonfiction. 
1969 (Unknown) County
To Be Young, Gifted And Black: Lorraine Hansberry In Her Own Words
(Pub: Prentice-Hall ISBN: 0139230033 / 978-0139230035)
Nonfiction. 
1963 (Unknown) County
Les Blancs
Play. 
1966 (Unknown) County
Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun and The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window
(Pub: New American Library ISBN: )
Plays. 
1983 (Unknown) County
Lorraine Hansberry: The Collected Last Plays (Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, What Use Are Flowers?)
(Pub: New American Library. ISBN: )
Edited by Robert Nemiroff. 
1965 Westchester County
Lorraine Hansberry was interred at Bethel Cemetery, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.  

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