Birthday of Lorraine Hansberry
May 19, 1930 - January 12, 1965 (35)
Lorraine Hansberry born in Chicago. Hansberry was an African American playwright and author of political speeches, letters, and essays. Her most famous work, A Raisin in the Sun, was inspired by her family's legal battle against racially segregated housing laws in the Washington Park Subdivision of the South Side of Chicago during her childhood.