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Dramatists Guild Statement of Solidarity

In May 1963, Robert F. Kennedy met with a small group of Black artists and activists, including Dramatists Guild members James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry. When Kennedy seemed unable to comprehend the pain of Jerome Smith, who had been beaten and jailed by the police, Hansberry reportedly said, "if you are insensitive to this, then there is no alternative except our going into the streets...and chaos." It has been 57 years since Lorraine Hansberry walked out of...