The beginning of Lorraine hansberry

  • parents

    Lorraine's parents were Carl Augustus Hansberry and Nannie Louise Perry
  • Lorraine Hansberry

    Lorraine Hansberry
    Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago Illinois
  • Siblings

    Lorraine has 3 siblings 2 brothers named Carl Augustus Hansberry, Jr. and Perry Holloway Hansberry she also has 1 sister named Mamie Louise Hansberry
  • Uncle

    Her uncle was William Leo Hansberry, a scholar of African studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Early life

    In 1938, Hansberry's family moved to a white neighborhood and was violently attacked by neighbors.
  • Her Elementary school

    Her Elementary school
    Hansberry graduated from Betsy Ross Elementary in 1944
  • Father

    Carl Hansberry was born on April 30, 1895. he was an American real estate broker and political activist. but later died on March 7, 1946
  • What University she attended

    What University she attended
    She attended the University of Wisconsin in 1948–50 and then briefly the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Roosevelt University (Chicago).
  • High school

    High school
    Hansberry graduated from Englewood High School in 1948.
  • Her first Job

    She enrolled in the University of Wisconsin but left before completing her degree. After studying painting in Chicago and Mexico, Hansberry moved to New York in 1950 to begin her career as a writer.
  • What she did in New york

    In New York, Hansberry attended the New School for Social Research and then worked for Paul Robeson’s progressive Black newspaper, Freedom, as a writer and associate editor from 1950 to 1953.
  • A play Lorraine wrote

    A play Lorraine wrote
    Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun, a play about a struggling Black family, which opened on Broadway to great success.
  • Awarded with the New York Critics' Circle award.

    Awarded with the New York Critics' Circle award.
    Hansberry was the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award.
  • what she fought for

    Hansberry was an advocate for gay rights.
  • what she she did in her writings

    She addressed social issues in her writings.
  • when Lorraine passed

    when Lorraine passed
    Lorraine passed away on January 12, 1965
  • how she passed

    how she passed
    Lorraine passed way due Pancreatic cancer
  • Mother

    Nannie Louise Perry was born on June 24, 1896, in Tennessee but later died in 1966
  • dedication

    Nina Simone dedicated a song to her