John Schwartz of the New York Times reviews “Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to The Ladder.”
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced today $18.2 million in grants for 208 humanities projects, including a Media Projects Production grant to enable production of a documentary film and website on the life and art of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun.
In Lorraine Hansberry: A Museum Show and Opening the Archive, OutHistory offers several perspectives on the queer intersectionality of Lorraine Hansberry: “What I Love, What I Hate, What I Should Like,” “Opening the Restricted Box: Lorraine Hansberry’s Lesbian Writing,” and “Hansberry's Letters to The Ladder Quoted.”
A new exhibition, “Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to The Ladder” examines a lesser-known aspect of the life of the award-winning author of the landmark play A Raisin in the Sun, who died in 1965 at the age of thirty-four. The exhibition features documents and publications addressing Hansberry’s identification as a feminist and a lesbian, and will be on view in the Herstory Gallery of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art from November 22, 2013, through March 16, 2014.