Today in History: The first Broadway Played by a Black woman “Raisin in the Sun”

RAISING IN THE SUN
“Raisin in the Sun,” first Broadway play by a Black woman, opened at Barrymore Theater with Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil in the starring roles.

Lorraine Hansberry’s drama was the first Broadway play with a Black director, Lloyd Richards, in the modern era.

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