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Lorraine Hansberry

by Jasmine WIlliams

Mr. Parke

on 31 March 2016

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Transcript of Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry wrote 9 plays in her lifetime.
Lorraine went to the several schools such as University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Her parents are Carl Augustus Hansberry and Nannie Louise.
She has written several plays. Such as A Raisin In The Sun, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, and Les Blancs.

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was the first African American playwright to be produced in Broadway and the youngest person to recive a New York Critics’ Circle award.
Lorraine Hansberry

Education and Family
Plays/Documentaries And Success
Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest of 4 children.
Lorraine has won 2 awards for her play, Raisin Under The Sun.
Personal Life and Insperation to others
Lorraine was married in 1953 and divorced in 1962.
She inspired Nina Simone wioth a song Nina wrote.
Lorraine was also a civil rights activist.
By Jasmine Williams
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