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The 1959 theatrical poster for "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberryshows the face of African American actor Sidney Poitier highlighted in a white circle on a golden yellow ba
03.22.2021
 
In a recent conversation about Black radical artist and thinkers, Gwendolyn Brooks and Lorraine Hansberry, on their weekly program, The Tight Rope, Cornel West and Tricia Rose note that the work of these two revolutionary artists is often misunderstood and stripped of radical political content and possibility.
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03.11.2021

Debuting in July 2020, professors Cornel West and Tricia Rose navigate the balance between hope and uncertainty in their weekly program, The Tight Rope.

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HBO Max Poster of new docuseries, EQUAL
10.22.2020

Narrated by Billy Porter, the HBO Max four-part docu series EQUAL honors LGBTQIA artists, activists, thinkers, and organizers who “spoke out when it mattered most, who built community through secret societies, and who fought against all odds in pursuit of that most underlining human quality: the desire to be yourself.”

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Poster from the NEW FEST on the panel A Virtual Conversation: An Intergenerational Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons
10.22.2020

As part of the 2020 New York LGBT Film festival (NEW FEST), there will be a featured panel discussion about the release of  HBO Max’s docu series EQUAL.

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Graphic with text: It's Not Over Until We're EQUAL
10.19.2020

HBO Max docuseries EQUAL will be released to the public on Thursday, October 22.

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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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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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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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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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