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Poster for 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun
07.02.2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced a special event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Broadway opening of A Raisin in the Sun.

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Solidarity to Prisoners image of several black birds tearing down a wire fence; from the Dreaming Freedom | Practicing Abolition website.
07.02.2019

Stevie Wilson, a Black, queer, writer, activist, and student incarcerated in Pennsylvania, is the coordinator of, and participant in, a network of self-organized prisoner abolitionist study groups at SCI-Smithfield. On the website of the four study crews, Dreaming Freedom | Practicing Abolition, Stevie recalls a scene from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun in his essay, “Doing Abolition.

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Image: Lorraine Hansberry speaking at Washington Square Park rally, June 13, 1959.
06.13.2019

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation blog features a story on Lorraine Hansberry’s participation in the June 13, 1959 NAACP rally in Washington Square Park.

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Image of book cover of Looking for Lorraine (Beacon Press, 2018) with notation as 2019 LAMBDA Literary Award WInner for LGBTQ NonFiction
06.05.2019

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon Press, 2018) continues to win awards: on Monday, June 3, author Dr. Imani Perry received the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction.

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Plaque at Hansberry residence, 112 Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, New York City.
05.30.2019

As part of the 50th anniversary event commemorating the Stonewall Riots—the nights of disturbances from June 28th to June 30th 1969—Lorraine Hansberry’s two Village residences are included in the 17 LGBT landmarks of Greenwich Village.

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05.28.2019

The Harvard University Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) has made Robin Bernstein’s 1999 article, Inventing a Fishbowl: White Supremacy and the Critical Reception of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun available to the public. You can access and download the article here.

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The red & white logo of the LILY Awards Foundation.
05.24.2019

The Lilly Awards Foundation Executive Director Julia Jordan and Lilly Board Member Lynn Nottage are heading up a fundraising  initiative, with help from NYC’s Arterventions program, to erect a statue of Lorraine Hansberry in the Theater District of New York City.

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American Masters Award
03.30.2019

Last night Tracy Strain was awarded an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television), adding to the recognition of the documentary, Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart that aired on PBS in January 2018.

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02.11.2019

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Williamstown Theater Festival will present the American classic from June 25 through July 13, 2019.

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