To Be Young, Gifted, and Black

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black

Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words

Book - 1970
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A special kind of autobiography-in a very special voice. Both the story and the voice belong to a young black woman who was born in Chicago, came to New York, won fame with her first play, A Raisin In The Sun-and went on to new heights of artistry before her tragically early death.In turns angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud, the story, voice, and message are all Lorraine Hansberry's own. They come together in one of the major works of the black psyche and the black experience in mid-century America.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Signet, [1970]
ISBN: 9780451159526
Branch Call Number: B H198Ta
Characteristics: 271 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Hansberry, Lorraine 1930-1965


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After her untimely death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 34, Hansberry’s ex-husband Nemiroff compiled her unpublished writings to create TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK, a dramatization of her life. The successful stage play formed the basis of this autobiography.

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