Lorraine Hansberry House

Type: 
Historical Site

The renowned playwright Lorraine Hansberry lived here with her family until she went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1948. Her father's battle and subsequent U.S. Supreme Court victory furthered the effort to outlaw racially restrictive housing covenants, and also inspired Hansberry to write A Raisin in the Sun—the first drama by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway.

Address: 
6140 South Rhodes Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637