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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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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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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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Image of book cover of Looking for Lorraine (Beacon Press, 2018) with image of author Imani Perry (photo by Sameer Khan)
09.18.2018

Beacon Press announces the publication of Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

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09.18.2018

Here's an excerpt from Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, where author Imani Perry probes James Baldwin and Lorriane Hansberry’s relationship—“a deep, years-long intellectual partnership went beyond their shared identity as queer black writers.”

 

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image of author Imani Perry (photo by Sameer Khan)
08.14.2018

Eugene Holly Jr. interviews Imani Perry in anticipation of her forthcoming book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

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Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography: drawing by Hansberry with text below: March 22, 2018, Schomburg Center, NYC. Panel conversation with Margaret Wilkerson, Imani Perry, Soyica Colbert, Tracy Heather Strain. Moderated by Joy-Ann Reid.
03.22.2018

On March 22, 2018, the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography. The four panelists will share how they navigated the feminisms, intersectionalities, political, and private-public voicings that shaped Hansberry’s life in their biographical treatments of the artist, activist, and public intellectual.

Over the last two weeks we have been sharing information about the Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography panel participants as well as information about the Lorraine Hansberry Papers, held at the Schomburg Center. Today we are sharing the essay used for the liner notes for the 1971 cast recording of To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (Caedmon records, TRS 342) written by Lorraine Hansberry’s ex-husband and executor of the Lorraine Hansberry estate, Robert Nemiroff.

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Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography: drawing by Hansberry with text below: March 22, 2018, Schomburg Center, NYC. Panel conversation with Margaret Wilkerson, Imani Perry, Soyica Colbert, Tracy Heather Strain. Moderated by Joy-Ann Reid.
03.21.2018

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture   will co-present Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography. In addition to the AMERICAN MASTERS documentary, Sighted Eyes|Feeling Heart, three biographical treatments of the artist, activist, and public intellectual will be published in the next several years. The four panelists will share how they navigated the feminisms, intersectionalities, political, and private-public voicings that shaped Hansberry’s life in their biographical treatments of the artist, activist, and public intellectual.

Over the last two weeks we have been sharing information about the panel participants as well as information about the Lorraine Hansberry Papers, held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

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