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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.

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

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).

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

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

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

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.

Photo of Samira Wiley working at an electric typewriter, enacting Lorraine Hansberry in a scene from HBO Max's four-part docuseries, EQUAL.

As part of the New York LGBTQ Film Festival, the four-part HBO Max docu series EQUAL was screened on October 16.

HBO Max Poster of new docuseries, EQUAL

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.”

Poster from the NEW FEST on the panel A Virtual Conversation: An Intergenerational Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons

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.

Graphic with text: It's Not Over Until We're EQUAL

HBO Max docuseries EQUAL will be released to the public on Thursday, October 22.

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.