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Today,would have been #LorraineHansberry 89th Birthday
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
Life in Summary:
She followed her dreams of becoming a successful writer all the way to New York City after dropping out of the University of Wisconsin her sophomore year. Her first job as a writer was for a black newspaper called "Freedom" and then she began writing for a magazine called "The Ladder". She decided to quit those jobs and write full time. Therefore, the now classic play, #ARaisinintheSun was born and debuted in 1959. She also made history as the first black playwright and as the youngest American person to receive the New York's Critics' Circle Award. Later,the play was turned into a motion picture in 1961. Another play was produced, but didn't receive the same uproar as the first in 1963. But,she had other things to worry about, for example, her health. Unfortunately,she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1964 and died on January 12,1965 at age 34. But, her legacy still lives on through her works.
May she continue to rest in peace.
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