The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Tracy Heather Strain on Lorraine Hansberry




Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain explains how the world caught up to one of the most provocative minds of the 1960s: “What happened was society changed. There is more acceptance of thinking about Lorraine Hansberry as a lesbian. Books were written about women, radicals, the black left. All this new stuff emerged.” The documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” was honored with a Peabody Award for its intimate and powerful portrait of an innovative artist and radical activist. The in-depth discussion with Strain and fellow award-winning storytellers on the FX special “Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year” is available here.