Lorraine Hansberry (b. May 19, 1930 – d. January 12, 1965) was a playwright and writer. She was the first African-American female author to have a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play A Raisin in the Sun, highlights the lives of Black Americans living under racial segregation in Chicago. Much of her work concerned the African struggle for liberation and their impact on the world. Hansberry's writings also discussed her lesbianism and the oppression of homosexuality.
Lorraine Hansberry Interview (1959)
Lorraine Hansberry in "The Black Experience in Drama."
Lorraine Hansberry - The Black Revolution and the White Backlash
"The Negro in American Culture" (Baldwin, Hansberry, and others)