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Transcript of Lorraine Hansberry
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 12 Jan 1965 (Pancreatic Cancer)
Father a real estate broker and mother a schoolteacher
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Married: Robert Nemioff 1953, separated 1957, divorced 1964
Education:University of Wisconsin, 1948-1950 & New School for Social Research
First Play: A Raisin In the Sun Achievements Significant Facts Hansberry v. Lee
Parents' contribution to NAACP
High school "hellishly hostile" Writing Style Racial Deprivation of Blacks in America
Everyday Moral and Ethical Dilemmas
Struggles in African Countries
Relationships of Men and Women
Deferred Dreams of Black Americans
The Slave System in America Wrote the very successful, "A Raisin in the Sun" First African American Playwrite. Youngest American to win the New York Critic's Circle award A Raisin In The Sun Trailer. Prod. Sony Pictures DVD. YouTube, 08 May 2008. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hip2vqM7Wdg>.
"Lorraine Hansberry Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.biography.com/people/lorraine-hansberry-9327823>.
Lorraine Hansberry. N.d. Photograph. Web. 2 Oct. 2012. <http://www.nndb.com/people/101/000113759/lorraine-hansberry-1-sized.jpg>.
"Lorraine Hansberry." New World Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Lorraine_Hansberry>.
"Lorraine Hansberry." Voices From the Gaps. University of Minnesota, n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/hansberryLorraine.php>. Works Cited Writing Style: Dramatic and Distinctive
Hansberry often transition from realistic to lyrical speech
She often used:
Rhythmic Language Common Themes Examples: http://www.shmoop.com/a-raisin-in-the-sun/dreams-hopes-plans-quotes-2.html
This website gives examples of quotes that show some of the themes she used in her writing specifically:
Racial hardships Raisin in the Sun Trailer Sean "Diddy" Combs stars in the 2008 film based of the play written by Hansberry
Exemplifies the themes used most often by Hansberry, and demonstrates her writing style Renowned political activist, received praise from MLK.