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AMERICAN MASTERS

S32 Ep1: Lorraine Hansberry's Inspiration for "A Raisin in t

  • Aired: 01/19/2018
  • 02:29
  • Rating: NR
Lorraine Hansberry drew inspiration from personal experience when she sat down to write a play about a working class family on the South Side of Chicago. See how she worked to find the words to describe their hopes and struggles, and how she pressed on to complete "A Raisin in the Sun."
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S32 Ep1: Lorraine Hansberry's Inspiration for "A Raisin in t
S32 Ep1: Lorraine Hansberry's Inspiration for "A Raisin in t
Learn about the process that led Lorraine Hansberry to write her groundbreaking play.
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