Lorraine Hansberry; Playwright and Voice of Justiceby Catherine Scheader
Lorraine Hansberry: Playwright and Voice of Justice details the life and career of this groundbreaking African-American playwright, the first African American to achieve critical and popular success on Broadway. Her 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, the first play to depict a realistic African-American family struggling, has become a classic of the theater. A native of racially segregated Chicago, Hansberry also used her place in the public eye to help advance the cause of racial equality.
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