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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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image of book cover of Looking for Lorraine by Imani Perry
10.16.2018

Princeton University Professor Imani Perry joins WHYY The Takeaway for NPR Philadelphia to discuss her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, for a live in-studio interview.

 

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An image of Imani Perry is on the poster for author event at Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
10.10.2018

Black-owned Philadelphia bookstore Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books and the People’s Education Center, welcomed scholar Imani Perry for a reading and talk about her book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.  Moderated by Marc Lamont Hill, the recorded event is available here.

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Self-portrait drawn by Lorraine Hansberry in pen & ink on newspaper.
10.09.2018

Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon, 2018) offers a meditation on a Hansberry self-portrait for Lapham Quarterly that Perry came across in her research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.

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image of book cover of Looking for Lorraine by Imani Perry
10.04.2018

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins reviews Imani Perry’s recent book, noting that, “…Looking for Lorraine is something between a fan’s notes and an academic monograph, less an unpacking of the archive to reveal the life than an exercise in putting the archive in historical context. Its strongest chapters — on “A Raisin in the Sun” and Lorraine’s coming into her own as a public intellectual — are masterly syntheses of research and analysis.

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10.04.2018

Janice Rhosalle Littlejohn interviews Imani Perry about her recent book, Looking for Lorraine, for the Los Angeles Review of Books:

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