Lorraine Hansberry

Updated: 6/18/2018
Lorraine Hansberry
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Lorraine Hansberry

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Lorraine Hansberry was an American playwright, best known for being the first African American woman to pen a play that was produced on Broadway. Learn more about her and other influential people, authors, scientists, and more from around the world!


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Lorraine Hansberry first African American woman playwright for Broadway | Lorraine Hansberry was an American playwright, best known for being the first African American woman to pen a play that was produced on Broadway. Her most well-received play was A Raisin in the Sun, which follows an African American family on Chicago’s South Side as they decide to follow their dreams.

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  • Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) Lorraine Hansberry was an American playwright, best known for being the first African American woman to pen a play that was produced on Broadway. Her most well-received play was A Raisin in the Sun, which follows an African American family on Chicago’s South Side as they decide to follow their dreams.