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Image of Lorraine Hansberry and title of documentary, Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
01.19.2018

On Friday, January 19, the national broadcast premier of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, will be televised on PBS stations across the United States as part of their American Masters series (9pm EST on PBS; check local listings for more details).

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Lorraine Hansberry during “impromptu song-session” at a SNCC fundraiser.
01.18.2018

Join the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture librarians and archivists as they unveil their latest pop-up exhibition featuring items from our coveted collection of archival materials. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection's curators. 

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Lorraine Hansberry was the first African-American woman to have a play produced on Broadway, with “A Raisin in the Sun.”
01.12.2018

Salamishah Tillet's essay, "For Lorraine Hansberry, 'A Raisin in the Sun Was Just the Start," discusses the upcoming debut of the documentary, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, noting Hansberry's commitment to the ongoing project of social change.

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04.29.2014

The Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play picks up five Tony nominations.

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04.10.2014

Jesse Green of New York Magazine/Vulture applauds the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun—with a star who knows what to do in the role.

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04.10.2014

Terry Teachout's review of the 2014 Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun for the Wall Street Journal says this is "a great production of a great play, a blazing tale of hurt and hope that will burn itself so deeply into your heart that you'll be feeling its heat for a long, long time to come."

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04.10.2014

In his review for The Wrap, Robert Hofler says: Denzel Washington shifts the balance of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play, and he shifts it in the right direction.

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04.04.2014

Marilyn Stasio says, “The performance is a personal triumph for Washington, who refrains from star-strutting to fold himself into a tight-knit ensemble of committed stage thesps who treat this revival like a labor of love.”

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04.04.2014

Ben Brantley of the New York Times notes that ". . .a drama often presented as something monumental, to be approached with awe and piety, becomes refreshingly accessible."

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04.04.2014

The bottom line in David Rooney's review of A Raisin in the Sun for the Hollywood reporter: The charged emotions and earthy humor of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play remain undimmed.

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