PBS American Masters

Season 32 Episode 5

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2018 on PBS
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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
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A profile of playwright and civil rights activist Lorraine Hansberry (1930-65), whose 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun" changed the face of American theater by depicting the limitations of the American dream through the lives of a black family on Chicago's South Side. Included: home movies; rare photos; unpublished documents; and remarks from Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte and Louis Gossett Jr.moreless

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