- NAME: Lorraine Hansberry
- OCCUPATION: Playwright
- BIRTH DATE: May 19, 1930
- DEATH DATE: January 12, 1965
- EDUCATION: University of Wisconsin, Art Institute of Chicago, Roosevelt University New School, for Social Research
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York City, New York
- Full Name: Lorraine Vivian Hansberry 3rd
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Playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun and was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award.
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