To be young gifted and black pdf
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To be young, gifted and Black : Lorraine Hansberry in her own words
Jamia Wilson, editor. ISBN: A key to children's health, both physically and psychosocially, is a sense of who they are and where they come from 1. A sense of roots and cultural backstory is especially critical for black children, who endure disproportionately higher rates of poverty 2 , 3 and social rejection 4 , 5. For this group, role models can empower; they can instill a sense of self 6. Unfortunately, in children's literature, there is an underrepresentation of black and other people of color 7 , and thereby an underrepresentation of culturally compatible role models.
After her death in , Hansberry's ex-husband and friend, songwriter and poet Robert Nemiroff, collated her unpublished writings and adapted them into a stage play that first ran from to off Broadway. It was then converted into an equally successful autobiography with the same title. The play was adapted from Lorraine's letters, interviews, and journal entries. It begins at the start of Lorraine's life, highlighting her early childhood in a Chicago ghetto to her college years and then later life, including the creation and inspiration for A Raisin in the Sun. Her journey from Chicago to New York was complicated by obstacles she overcame in order to get her play on Broadway and incorporates fragments of her personal life, such as her marriage and involvement in politics e. The play concludes with her battle with terminal illness, from which she eventually died at