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American Masters | Clip | Lorraine Hansberry on being young, gifted and black

With her health failing, Lorraine Hansberry left the hospital to speak to the teenage winners of a national writing contest. She described the young writers as "young, gifted and black" - the words that inspired the Nina Simone song of the same name - and urged them to represent their community in their work.

0:01:41 | AIRED: 1/19/2018 |
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