To Be Young, Gifted and Black

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This is the story of a young woman born in Chicago who came to New York, won fame with her play, A Raisin in the Sun—and went on to new heights of artistry before her tragic death. In turns angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud, the story, voice, and message are all Lorraine Hansberry's own, coming together in one of the major works of the black experience in mid-century America.

Created from Hansberry's plays, poems and writings, these vignettes ...

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Overview

This is the story of a young woman born in Chicago who came to New York, won fame with her play, A Raisin in the Sun—and went on to new heights of artistry before her tragic death. In turns angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud, the story, voice, and message are all Lorraine Hansberry's own, coming together in one of the major works of the black experience in mid-century America.

Created from Hansberry's plays, poems and writings, these vignettes feature monologues supported by gospel singing and related instrumental music. 2 cassettes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451531780
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 262,239
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2009

    To Be Young, Gifted AND BLACK

    This book was kind of interesting. This is a perfect book for reading when on a very long trip.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2001

    A female play writter

    anyone could read this book i mean it was such an excellent book about a young black women whom was born and raised in chicago and wen't on to New York to pursue who career as play writter not to mention she was the author of a play called a raisen in the sun.so in my conclusion of this wonderful book I would like to say that if you would like to know more of your history then it will take you back and really explain to you through her plays all of the hard ships that balck people had to go through so yes I would highly reccomend this book for anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2001

    just wonderful

    I think this book was very good. It showed her life in a book. It was something not many people could do.

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