Lorraine Vivian Hansberry

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Raisin in the Sun opening night at Sardis

Raisin in the Sun opening night at Sardi’s

Lorraine Hansberry is captured by Gordon Parks chatting with the pianist at a party in honor of her play ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ at the now legendary Manhattan restaurant, Sardi’s in March 1959. Photo: Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Lorraine Hansberry is captured by Gordon Parks chatting with the pianist at a party in honor of her play A Raisin in the Sun at the now legendary Manhattan restaurant, Sardi’s in March 1959. Photo: Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Raisin Opening Night

Gordon Parks captures Lorraine Hansberry chatting with Harry Belafonte (Sidney Poitier is in the rear and actor Godfrey Cambridge) at a party in honor of Ms. Hansberry’s smash Broadway play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ at Sardi’s in New York City in March 1959. Photo: Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Gordon Parks captures Lorraine Hansberry chatting with Harry Belafonte (Sidney Poitier is in the rear and actor Godfrey Cambridge) at a party in honor of Ms. Hansberry’s smash Broadway play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ at Sardi’s in New York City in March 1959. Photo: Gordon Parks/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.