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Underground Rebel: The Secret Lives of Lorraine Hansberry (in-person event)

February 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Afro-American scholar James Wright will be presenting recent revelations concerning Lorraine Hansberry, famed author of A Raisin in the Sun. The focus of the talk will be Hansberry’s political activism as a member of the Communist Party and her authorship, using a pseudonym, of short stories depicting lesbian characters. 


Books by and about Lorraine Hansberry on the Bureau’s online store and in the Bureau’s physical store:



Safety protocol:

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Please bring proof of vaccination with you.

You will need to show proof of vaccination and a photo id in order to attend the event.

If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 in the days leading up to the event, we ask you to please stay home.

Please note that masks are required at all times inside The LGBT Community Center, where the Bureau is located.

Suggested donation $10 to benefit the Bureau’s work.

All are welcome to attend, with or without donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or you can donate in advance on Eventbrite.


February 11
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Bureau of General Services—Queer Division


Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011 United States
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