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Watch | Archival Interview of Lorraine Hansberry Fresh Off Her Success From “Raisin in the Sun”

Lorraine Hansberry – Playwright at Work

From our partners at AllArts, this 1961 episode shows writer Lorraine Hansberry fresh off her success from “Raisin in the Sun.” We see a scene, directed by Lloyd Richards, from a play she was writing about Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture. Her untimely death from pancreatic cancer at age 35 prevented her from finishing the play, but in this scene we see her mastery in creating art out of everyday life.