Eve explains why unearthing an interview with Lorraine Hansberry is so exciting and how restrictive covenants segregated cities across the country.
Lorraine Hansberry talks to Studs about how critics praised *A Raisin in a Sun *as “not a typical Black play” and how she writes an affirmative hero.
Dr. Imani Perry explores the life of Lorraine Hansberry to see how her background, experiences and beliefs informed her work.
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Hear the full interview with Lorraine Hansberry.
Dr. Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and a faculty associate in the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, Gender and Sexuality Studies and The University Center for Human Values. She is the author of five books, including Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, and numerous articles in the fields of African American Studies, legal history, cultural studies, and American literature. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her two sons. @ImaniPerry
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Our producer is Katie Klocksin and our composer is Ayanna Woods. Thank you to Project Manager Heather McDougall, Archivist Allison Schein Holmes, Production and Distribution Manager Stacy Gerard, Multitude Productions, and Erin Glasco, Maria Cooper and Mark Baletto on our transcription team. Archival audio was digitized by the Library of Congress, Division of Recorded Sound.
Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities - Exploring the Human Endeavor.
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Look out for Episode 2 on Friday, November 2, 2018!
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