BEYOND THE STAGE: Lorraine Hansberry Biopic in the Works!

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Lorraine Hansberry has left an inimitable legacy that has changed the world, and shaped the perspective of the greatest artists of every generation that has followed. Remarkably known for A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry was the first black playwright, and the youngest American, to win a New York Critics’ Award. This play, about a struggling black family in Chicago, was the first play on Broadway produced by an African-American woman opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on March 11, 1959.

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