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Lorraine Hansberry

Playwright Lorraine Hansberry was the first African American woman to have a play produced on Broadway -- 1959's Raisin in the Sun. She was from Chicago, and her family's story was the basis for her …

Claude Lorraine

(i.e. of Lorraine). This incorrect form is generally used in English for the name of Claude le Lorrain, or Claude Gelée, the French landscape painter, born at the Château-de-Chama…

Lorraine Rothman

women's rights advocateDied: Sept. 25, 2007 (Fullerton, California) Best Known as: women's rights advocate and inventor Controversial women’s advocate and …

Lorraine Michael GENSMAN

GENSMAN, Lorraine Michael, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kans., August 26, 1878; attended the district schools, the Garden Plain Graded School, Wichita Com…

Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie) SPEIER

SPEIER, Karen Lorraine Jacqueline (Jackie), a Representative from California; born in San Francisco, San Francisco County, Calif., May 14, 1950; graduated from Mercy High School, Burlingame, Ca…

Lloyd Richards 2006 Deaths

Lloyd RichardsAge: 87 pioneering force in theater and Broadway's first African American director who staged the premiere production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun in 1959. He coll…

Black Literary Figures

Notable African-American Literary Figures   Alice Walker Browse more African-American biographies by category: A-Z List Government Officials Civil Rig…

Female Literary Figures

  Aidoo - Corelli | Dickinson - Luce | Mansfield - Rukeyser | Sackville - Yourcenar Anaïs Nin Biographies of Notable Women Actres…

James Earl Ray

James Earl Ray is the man who shot and killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Mote…

Claus

(Santa). (See Santa Claus) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ClauseClaude Lorraine A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …