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Community Reads: To Be Young Gifted and Black, a memoir by Lorraine Hansberry

Join Court Theatre and Logan Center for dinner and conversation. Facilitated as intimate small group discussions by Court Theatre and Logan Center staff, this free event invites you to dive deeper into the text To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: An Informal Autobiography of Lorraine Hansberry.  

The memoir To Be Young, Gifted, and Black is a deeply personal invitation into Lorraine Hansberry’s history. From the racism her family encountered during her childhood in Chicago, which later informed A Raisin in the Sun; to her time in New York, during which she became the first Black woman playwright to be produced on Broadway; to her untimely death from cancer in her early thirties, leaving a trailblazing trajectory painfully unfinished, Hansberry’s singular voice guides readers through her journey with care, humor, keen insight, and prescient wisdom.

Comprised of plays, essays, letters, drawings, and photographs, To Be Young, Gifted, and Black is a comprehensive reflection on what it means to be an artist and a Black woman in America.

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