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To Be Young, Gifted and Black
     

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

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by Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin (Introduction)
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451531780
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
319,087
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was an American playwright and author who was the first black woman to write a play to be performed on Broadway, and was the youngest American playwright to win the Best American Play Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. Her best-known work, A Raisin in the Sun, highlights the lives of black Americans living under segregation in Chicago. She died of cancer at age 34.

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