Season 8: Episode 2: Lorraine Hansberry

Interview with John Evan Garvey
October 14, 2020
Season 8: Episode 3: “Les-Lee”
October 29, 2020

In 1959 Lorraine Hansberry became the first Black woman to have a play produced on Broadway. Soon after “A Raisin in the Sun” made history, the 28-year-old writer and activist talked to Studs Terkel about racial and gender inequity and the role of art in confronting difficult truths about our world.
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