Hansberry may refer to:

  • Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and author of A Raisin in the Sun, the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway
  • Hansberry v. Lee, a U.S. Supreme Court decision that dealt with a racially restrictive covenant

Other articles related to "hansberry":

William Leo Hansberry - Biography
... Hansberry was born on February 25, 1894 in Gloster, Amite County, Mississippi ... He was the son of Elden Hayes and Pauline (Bailey) Hansberry ... Mississippi, but died when the younger Hansberry was only three years old ...
Carl Augustus Hansberry - Biography
... Carl Augustus Hansberry was born on April 30, 1895 in Gloster, Amite County, Mississippi ... He was a son of Elden Hayes and Pauline (Bailey) Hansberry ... He and his older brother, William Leo Hansberry, were raised by their stepfather, Elijah Washington ...
A Raisin In The Sun - Production and Reception
... Waiting for the curtain to rise on opening night, Hansberry and producer Phillip Rose did not expect the play to be a success, for it had already received mixed reviews from a ... Hansberry noted that it introduced details of black life to the overwhelmingly white Broadway audiences, while director Richards observed that it was the first play to which large numbers of blacks were ... The Sun was nominated for four Tony Awards Best Play - Written by Lorraine Hansberry produced by Philip Rose, David J ...
Carl Augustus Hansberry
... Carl Augustus Hansberry (April 30, 1895—March 7, 1946) was an American real estate broker, inventor and political activist ... He was also the father of award-winning playwright Lorraine Hansberry and the great-grandfather of actress Taye Hansberry ...

Famous quotes containing the word hansberry:

    ...Negroes must concern themselves with every single means of struggle: legal, illegal, passive, active, violent and non- violent.... They must harass, debate, petition, boycott, sing hymns, pray on steps—and shoot from their windows when the racists come cruising through their communities.... The acceptance of our condition is the only form of extremism which discredits us before our children [ellipses in source].
    —Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965)

    You know, when these New Negroes have their convention—that is going to be the chairman of the Committee on Unending Agitation. Race, race, race!... Damn, even the N double A C P takes a holiday sometimes!
    —Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965)