March 11 Woman of the Day: Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote the play, “A Raisin in the Sun”, is March 11 Woman of the Day. “A Raisin in the Sun” was the first African American play when it opened on Broadway on March 11, 1959.  More information about Hansberry and her play can be found by clicking here:

Biography from About.com: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/aframerwriters/p/hansberry.htm

Lesson plan on “A Raisin in the Sun” from EdSITEment: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/raisin-sun-quest-american-dream

Shmoop: http://www.shmoop.com/a-raisin-in-the-sun/

Audio Patricia Marx interviews Lorraine Hansberry: http://www.wnyc.org/story/lorraine-hansberry/