Lorraine Hansberry: author, playwright, and activist. She is likely best known for her play A Raisin in the Sun; she was also the youngest American playwright to win the New York Critics' Choice Award.
Lorraine Hansberry, Playwright: Wrote "Raisin in the Sun"
Young, Gifted, Black: Lorraine Hansberry After Her Moment in the ‘Sun’: Though best remembered for a single great family drama, in her short and brilliant life she produced other writing well worth a second look.
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (May 1930 – January was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her best known work, A Raisin in the Sun, was inspired by her family's battle against racial segregation in Chicago.
Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever.