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Karen Grigsby Bates from the Code Switch team reflects on the book she’s reading for Morning Edition on National Public radio: Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine in interview with biographer Imani Perry.

image of book cover of Looking for Lorraine by Imani Perry (Beacon Press, 2018)

With permission by Beacon Press, the Paris Review published an excerpt from Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon Press, 2018)

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

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

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.”

 

image of author Imani Perry (photo by Sameer Khan)

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

American Masters Award

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.

Hisorical marker at Hansberry residence, 112 Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Lorraine Hansberry’s first Greenwich Village apartment was at 337 Bleecker Street where she lived from 1953 to 1960, before she bought and moved to 112 Waverly Place in 1960.