Lorraine Hansberry
May 19, 1930 – January 12, 1965

Playwright, Author, and Activist
Hansberry was an outspoken civil rights activist whose seminal play, A Raisin in the Sun, was the first by a Black female playwright to be produced on Broadway.

Hansberry bought 122 Waverly Place in 1960 and lived there with Dorothy Secules until her premature death at the age of 34.

Narrated by Dr. Imani Perry
Music by Nina Simone

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