The first African-American woman to have written a Broadway play. Letters to The Ladder, a lesbian periodical, August 1957.
Father: Carl Hansberry
Mother: Nannie Perry
Husband: Robert Nemiroff (m. 1953, separated 1957, div. 1964)
University: University of Wisconsin (1948-50)
University: Art Institute of Chicago
University: Roosevelt College
University: University of Guadalajara
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975
Author of books:
To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words (1969, edited by Robert Nemiroff)
A Raisin in the Sun (1959)
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (1964)
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