Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

A screening and moderated discussion
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Lorraine Hansberry was the first-ever black woman to author a play performed on Broadway. While the play is seen as a groundbreaking work of art, the timely story of Hansberry’s life is far less known. This documentary is the first in-depth presentation of her complex life and explores the influences that shaped Hansberry’s childhood, future art and activism.

Following the screening there will be moderated discussion with Dr. Margaret Wilkerson, professor emerita University of California at Berkeley, who has written extensively on the playwright Lorraine Hansberry and is the author of her upcoming biography and Dr. Allia Griffin, Department of Ethnic Studies, Santa Clara University. Dr. Griffin's current book project, The Radius of Loss, navigates the intersection of literature and performance emerging from the African and Middle Eastern Diasporas.  

This screening is presented in partnership with the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in association with KQED.

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