A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry?

605 Words Jan 26th, 2018 2 Pages
Hansberry was the youngest of four children. Her father Carl Augustus Hansberry was a prominent real estate broker and her mother Louise Perry was a stay home mother. She grew up on the south side of Chicago in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Later the family moved into an all-white neighborhood, where they experienced racial discrimination. Hansberry attended a predominantly white public school while her parents fought against segregation. In 1940 Hansberry’s father engaged in a Supreme Court case of Hansberry v. Lee which was a legal battle against a racially restrictive covenant that attempted to prohibit African-American families from buying homes in the area. As a result in Supreme Court case of Hansberry v. Lee it made the family subject to the hellishly hostile in their predominantly white neighborhood. Hansberry went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison but she found college to be uninspiring to her passion in writing. In 1950 she left college and moved to New York City to pursue her writing career. There she married Robert Nemiroff and with his success with his music career Hansberry was able to leave her job as a waitress and cashier to devote herself to writing. In 1959 she wrote “A Raisin in The Sun”, the play was an instant success. Hansberry became the first African-American women to receive the New York Drama Critics Award and to have a play produced on…
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