Lorraine Hansberry

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Lorraine Hansberry, 28-year-old playwright who won the Drama Critics' Award for her first play "A Raisin in the Sun," poses in New York City on April 7, 1959.

Patricia Marx interviews playwright Lorraine Hansberry after the success of her seminal work "A Raisin in the Sun". Ms. Hansberry discusses the characters in the play, and how each of them reflect ideals that she herself carries. She also shares her feelings on the importance of African tradition to the African-American community, and her future plans and dreams.

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