Who wrote "A Raisin in the Sun"? Imani Perry Knows
Eugene Holly Jr. interviews Imani Perry in anticipation of her forthcoming book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.
“Here was a woman who is the most widely-read black playwright in U.S. history, and yet we know very little about her,” Perry says from her suburban Philadelphia home. “She was at the crossroads of so many important events in the 20th century: she meets with Robert Kennedy in the White House in 1963, she’s involved with SNCC and the Communist Party, and she was targeted by McCarthyism - all of those important movements and moments, and she’s been left out of the story. Those are the reasons I wanted to write the book.”
Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry will be published on September 18, 2018 by Beacon Press.