May 2005
Literary Cavalcade;May2005, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p22
The article presents a feature on the author Lorraine Hansberry. Born in Chicago, Hansberry (1930-1965) and her family moved when she was 8 to a neighborhood that was legally designated far whites only. Their house was vandalized repeatedly, but they refined to move. A Raisin in the Sun, her first play and the first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, reflects her own family's fight against segregation and racism. It won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It's Chicago in the '50s. The Younger family lives in a cramped apartment and are about to realize a long-held dream of moving into a house.


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