Biography and original research by Victor Salvo
Supplemental research and links by Carrie Maxwell
Biography edited by Owen Keehnen
Biography edited and vetted by Dr. Robin Mitchell, De Paul University
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress

Bond, Jean Caron, ed. Lorraine Hansberry: Art of Thunder, Vision of Light
A special issue of Freedomways Magazine 19.4 (1969)

Chene, Anne. Lorraine Hansberry. Boston: Twayne, 1984

Hansberry, Lorraine. Letters to The Ladder 1.11 (August 1957): 26-30. Signed "LNN." Quoted in Jonathan Katz. Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976

Hansberry, Lorraine. "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's" Window. New York: New American Library, 1966
Hansberry, Lorraine. To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words. Adapted by Robert Nemiroff
New York: New American Library, 1970

Marre, Diana. "Lorraine Hansberry." Notable Black American Women. Jessie Carney Smith, ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. 452-457

Wilkerson, Margaret B. "Excavating Our History: The Importance of Biographies of Women of Color." Black American Literature Forum 24 (1990): 73-84