The Resource Radical vision : a biography of Lorraine Hansberry, Soyica Diggs Colbert

Radical vision : a biography of Lorraine Hansberry, Soyica Diggs Colbert

Label
Radical vision : a biography of Lorraine Hansberry
Title
Radical vision
Title remainder
a biography of Lorraine Hansberry
Statement of responsibility
Soyica Diggs Colbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this first scholarly biography of Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the author of A Raisin in the Sun, theater professor Soyica Colbert considers the playwright's life at the intersection of art and politics, with the theater operating as a 'rehearsal room for [her] political and intellectual work.' Colbert argues that the success of Raisin overshadows Hansberry's other contributions, including the writer's innovative journalism and lesser known plays touching on controversial issues such as slavery, interracial communities, and Black freedom movements. Colbert also details Hansberry's unique involvement in the Black freedom struggles during the Cold War and the early civil rights movement, in order to paint a full portrait of her life and impact. Drawing from Hansberry's papers, speeches, and interviews, this book presents its subject as both a playwright and a political activist. It also reveals a new perspective on the roles of Black women in mid-twentieth-century political movements." --
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From publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colbert, Soyica Diggs
Dewey number
812/.54092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.A515
LC item number
C653 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hansberry, Lorraine
  • African American dramatists
  • Hansberry, Lorraine
  • African American dramatists
Label
Radical vision : a biography of Lorraine Hansberry, Soyica Diggs Colbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Notes of a Native Daughter -- Practices of Freedom -- The Shaping Force of A Raisin in the Sun -- Origins : Black Radicalism as a Shapeshifting Pursuit -- The Movement -- From Liberals to Radicals -- With Her Mind Stayed on Freedom -- Epilogue: Alternative Endings
Control code
on1184239038
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300245707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Radical vision : a biography of Lorraine Hansberry, Soyica Diggs Colbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Notes of a Native Daughter -- Practices of Freedom -- The Shaping Force of A Raisin in the Sun -- Origins : Black Radicalism as a Shapeshifting Pursuit -- The Movement -- From Liberals to Radicals -- With Her Mind Stayed on Freedom -- Epilogue: Alternative Endings
Control code
on1184239038
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300245707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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