On this date, “A Raisin in the Sun” exploded on Broadway

On March 11, 1959, the play A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry, premiered at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York City. It was the first Broadway play written by a black woman. It was the first Broadway play directed by a black director, Lloyd Richards. And, rather unexpectedly, Hansberry’s intimate story … Read more