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About this Website

The Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust is based in Cambridge, MA and is the publisher of The LHLT website was developed by Common Media by designer and project manager Zoë Spring and her team: Andy Cavanagh, Jackson Hoose, Gabe Smith, Vicki Chapman, Joe Bacal, and Wilson Yerxa. The site structure was developed by Joi Gresham. Unless noted otherwise, laurie prendergast of m o o n marked design | editing | indexing coordinated, researched, and wrote site content with input from Joi Gresham and Matthew Lyons and on the shoulders of many, many scholars, researchers, theater makers, and theater goers.

In addition to the work and contributions of Robert Nemiroff, Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff, Mamie Hansberry Mitchell, and the Hansberry family, the LHLT is indebted to the early biographical work on Lorraine Hansberry by Michael Anderson, Steven R. Carter, Lisbeth Lipari, Patricia and Frederick McKissack, Catherine Scheader, Mary Helen Washington, and Margaret Wilkerson as well as the staff of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, especially assistant curator Steven G. Fullwood and the staff of the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division where the Lorraine Hansberry Papers are archived. Several contemporary scholars have provoked our thinking and engaged our understanding while expanding the boundaries of what is possible when looking back, through, and forward through a postwar black female radicalism: thank you. The Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project hosts a wonderful Facebook community that helps keep all of us up to date on all things Hansberry.

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