A child, Lorraine Hansberry was in the front yard of her new home, located in an all-white neighborhood, when a mob of angry neighbors gathered. She ran inside, where a brick came crashing through the living room window, narrowly missing her. Lorraine always remembered the terror of that day -- feelings that erupted for the world to witness when A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959. Setting the playwright in context to her personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Lorraine Hansberry and the plays she wrote. Read Hansberry in an Hour and experience her plays like never before. Know the playwright, love the play! The book features: - Hansberry in an Hour, the main essay of the book - Hansberry In a Minute, a snapshot chronology - A complete listing of Hansberry's work - A list of Hansberry's contemporaries in all fields - Excerpts from Hansberry's significant works - An extensive bibliography grouped according to type of reader - An index of the main essay.