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LORRAINE HANSBERRY

Lorraine Hansberry was a playwright, born in Chicago. She is best known as the author of A Raisin in the Sun. A Broadway success and later a movie, the novel explored the struggles of a black family to escape from the ghetto. Hansberry died prematurely in 1965, before she was able to fulfill her promise as an eloquent spokesperson for African-Americans’ trials and aspirations.