Monday, February 12, 2018

#BLACKHISTORYTOONZ Day 12: James Baldwin x Lorraine Hansberry

#BLACKHISTORYTOONZ Day 12: James Baldwin x Lorraine Hansberry

#BLACKHISTORYTOONZ Day 12: James Baldwin

"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."

James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright,
novelist and voice of the American Civil Rights movement known for works including 'Notes of a Native Son,' 'Nobody Knows My Name" and 'The Fire Next Time.'

Who Was James Baldwin?

Born in 1924 in New York City, James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, going on to garner acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity. 
Other novels included Giovanni's RoomAnother Country and Just Above My Head as well as essay works like Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Having lived in
France, he died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul de Vence.

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 12: Lorraine Hansberry
"There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing."

Playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry wrote 'A Raisin in the Sun' and was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award.

Who Was Lorraine Hansberry?

Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. She wrote A Raisin
in the Sun, a play about a struggling black family, which opened on Broadway to great success. Hansberry was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Throughout her life she was heavily involved in civil rights. She died at 34 of pancreatic cancer.



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