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, and this clip is from an in-depth discussion with Strain and fellow award-winning storytellers on the 2019 FX special “Peabody Presents: Stories of the Year.”