salute: February 26th…Lorraine Hansberry

At age 29 Lorraine Hansberry became the youngest American playwright and 5th woman to receive a  New York Drama Critics Circle Award for her play “A Raisin in The Sun.”

She was an activist for not just African Americans but for issues that effected people around the world. Her life ended when she was only 34 years old after a battle with Pancreatic cancer.

Her words and work will live on and continue to inspire the generations to come.

“I walk in the footsteps of giants.”


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