The Urban Center and the department of drama presented To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1968), directed by Lecturer in Africana Studies and Drama Anthony D. Hill, in Avery Hall. The play, adapted by her husband, Robert Nemiroff, from the writings of playwright Lorraine Hansberry who died in 1965 at the age of 34 appeared in book form as To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words in 1969.  Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959), the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway, received the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play.