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    Home of Lorraine Hansberry, 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. Her political engagement drew the attention and surveillance of the FBI. Although she died young, her creative spirit and activism continued to inspire her fellow Villagers and artistic peers; Hansberry even inspired Nina Simone's song “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.”

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