Honoring Lorraine Hansberry: A Cultural Medallion Ceremony and Plaque Installation


Lorraine Hansberry's Resident

Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, together with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation invite you to the Cultural Medallion ceremony to honor the life and work of playwright Lorraine Hansberry at her one-time residence 112 Wavery Place, Manhattan on Monday, October 16th at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend! It's free, but RSVP required. Follow the link, here for tickets.


Lorraine Hansberry was the first African American woman to write a play performed on Broadway. Best known for her play A Raisin in the Sun about living under racial segregation in Chicago, she was a New School graduate, a political organizer, a furtive participant in the LGBT rights struggle, and a social justice advocate. 


For more information about speakers, click here to see the flier.