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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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image of a Black person on whose face is written Les Blancs/The Whites
07.06.2020

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.

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A Black man;s face with the words— Les Blancs The Whites— witten on his face in white paint.
07.02.2020

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).

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Drawing of flowers by Lorraine Hansberry while a college student between 1948 and 1950.
06.23.2020

Artist Steffani Jemison reflects on Lorraine Hansberry’s What Use Are Flowers?

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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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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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