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Lorraine Hansberry audio and moving image collection.

Title
Lorraine Hansberry audio and moving image collection.
Author
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.

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Mixed materialUse in library Sc MIRS Hansberry 2000-16Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Summary
The collection consists of 255 audio recordings and 55 moving image recordings that document Hansberry's career as a playwright with emphasis on "A Raisin in the Sun." The holdings are available in the Moving Image and Recorded Sound (MIRS) Division.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Sound recordings.
  • Video recordings.
Source (note)
  • Jewell Gresham-Nemiroff
Biography (note)
  • Lorraine Hansberry, African-American playwright, writer and activist, is best known for her play, "A Raisin in the Sun." Born in 1930 in Chicago to real estate broker, Carl Hansberry and Nannie Louise Perry (her uncle was the Africanist scholar, William Leo Hansberry), Lorraine grew up on the south side of Chicago. "A Raisin in the Sun" was inspired by her father's legal battle against a racially restrictive covenant that prohibited African-American families from buying homes in certain neighborhoods. In 1950 Hansberry moved to New York City to become a writer and served as an editor for Paul Robeson's newspaper, "Freedom." In 1959, "A Raisin in the Sun" became the first play written by an African-American woman produced on Broadway. The play received the New York Drama Critics Award making Hansberry the youngest and first African American to receive the Award. Hansberry's second play, "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window," was mounted as she battled pancreatic cancer. She died in 1965 at age 34.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988. Papers can be found in the Manuscript & Rare Books Division (Sc MG 680). Photographs can be found in the Photographs and Prints Division.
Call Number
Sc MIRS Hansberry 2000-16
OCLC
1194646345
Author
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965.
Title
Lorraine Hansberry audio and moving image collection.
Biography
Lorraine Hansberry, African-American playwright, writer and activist, is best known for her play, "A Raisin in the Sun." Born in 1930 in Chicago to real estate broker, Carl Hansberry and Nannie Louise Perry (her uncle was the Africanist scholar, William Leo Hansberry), Lorraine grew up on the south side of Chicago. "A Raisin in the Sun" was inspired by her father's legal battle against a racially restrictive covenant that prohibited African-American families from buying homes in certain neighborhoods. In 1950 Hansberry moved to New York City to become a writer and served as an editor for Paul Robeson's newspaper, "Freedom." In 1959, "A Raisin in the Sun" became the first play written by an African-American woman produced on Broadway. The play received the New York Drama Critics Award making Hansberry the youngest and first African American to receive the Award. Hansberry's second play, "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window," was mounted as she battled pancreatic cancer. She died in 1965 at age 34.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988. Papers can be found in the Manuscript & Rare Books Division (Sc MG 680). Photographs can be found in the Photographs and Prints Division.
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Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Raisin in the sun.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. All the Dark and Beautiful Warriors.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Blancs.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Movement: documentary of a struggle for equality.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Sign in Sidney Brustein's window.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Toussaint.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. What use are flowers?
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965. Drinking gourd.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Research Call Number
Sc MIRS Hansberry 2000-16
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