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On the 62nd anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” Cornell West and Tricia Rose reflect on the Black literary tradition as they focus on the legacies of Lorraine Hansberry and Gwendolyn Brooks as revolutionaries and exemplars who are often misunderstood as the “darlings of the white liberal establishment.”
Debuting in July 2020, professors Cornel West and Tricia Rose navigate the balance between hope and uncertainty in their weekly program, The Tight Rope.
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.”
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.
Joi Gresham, director of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust, introduces the life and work of American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, in relation to her final play, Les Blancs.
Les Blancs by Lorraine Hansberry will be streaming for free courtesy of the UK’s National Theatre at Home beginning on Thursday July 2, 2020 at 7:00pm UK time (2:00pm EST, 11:00am PST).
Artist Steffani Jemison reflects on Lorraine Hansberry’s What Use Are Flowers?
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.”
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced a special event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Broadway opening of A Raisin in the Sun.