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"You Talk Too Much" is a featured show on Blogtalkradio.  I'm your host, Laura Gall.  My theme this year is The African American Biography Series of 2013.  Tonight, The African American Biography Series of 2013 brings to you THE ARTS.  This includes the biography of Ms. Lorraine Hansberry and the life of Mr. Eubie Blake.  Lorraine Hansberry is best known for her world renown play "A Raisin In The Sun".  She was born in 1930.  Her father was a real estate broker and her mother was a teacher.  In 1938 her father purchased a house in a neighborhood restricted to their family and that's when the fun began.  The Washington Park neighborhood association in Chicago did everything they could to prevent the Hansberry family from residing in their exclusive neighborhood and that is how the story of "A Raisin In The Sun" begins.  My second biography for the night is that of none other than Mr. Eubie Blake.  He is an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz and popular music.  He was born around 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland.  His parents were former slaves.  He received his first Grammy Award nomination in 1969.  His album The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake is included in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.  I hope you enjoy my show tonight.  The purpose of The African American Biography Series is to document Black History on Internet Radio, Blogtalkradio.  Thank you for listening.

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