Lorraine Hansberry playing with Robert Nemiroff’s hair in the backyard of their home in Croton-on-Hudson. Hansberry and Nemiroff met in 1952, on a picket line protesting the segregation of New York University basketball teams. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Nemiroff was completing a graduate degree in English at NYU. They married in 1953 and divorced in 1964; Hansberry named Nemiroff as the executor of her literary estate.
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