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"Point of contention between him and Elijah Muhammed and the ministers of the nation Islam because he basically said that if in fact there was a boxing promoter out there would give him a chance to fight. He would do it. Well. Elijah Muhammad saw this as well, You're willing to do whatever the white man will give you to make money, you know, And so this became a point of contention between them. Um, but I'll leave needed the money. You know, he had been living off these huge purses from this. Career. And it was a time where he was tested. During this time. Then as we move into 1965 just a couple of months, really less than two months when Malcolm X was assassinated, what was their relationship like because at this time It was very clear there was some tension between Malcolm X and the Nation. Yeah. So basically after cashes Clay wins over a championship, Elijah Muhammed renames him Muhammad Ali. The relationship between Ali and Malcolm really is fractured. And the reason for that is that it's the tensions between Malcolm and Elijah Muhammed. Long Story short, Malcolm X says Essentially, that Elijah Muhammad is not the messenger of Allah. He is not a prophet. He is not divine and Malcolm wanted to go with a different political direction and Elijah Mohammed. Their political goals were not aligned. And also Malcolm had this sort of laurel crisis. You know, he looked up to Elijah Muhammad as a as a father figure is a divine figure. But he came to terms of the fact that Elijah Muhammad was carrying on multiple extra marital affairs had multiple Children out of wedlock and and those behaviors completely contradicted his teachings. And so it made. Malcolm had a crisis of faith is the way to put it. And so what happens is that melting leaves the nation of Islam. He moves towards Orthodox Islam. Sunni Islam goes to Mecca and he's he looks at the world differently, though he remains a black nationalist. That's an important 0.1 melt them in Elijah Mohammed. Move in different directions and the nation is time declares that Malcolm X is the enemy for defying Elijah Mohammed Ali is forced to make a choice. Does he follow Malcolm, his friend and and quot called Brother? Or does he remain in the institution? Elijah Muhammed, you know, in the nation of Islam, people often ask me. Why did he go to the nation of Islam? One important reason people to understand is that you know, this is a young man who grew up in gym in the Jim Crow south in Louisville and the nation of Islam with its black nationalism. Its separatist positions, its own institutions, its own paramilitary wing, its own schools. It provided a sanctuary for young cashes Clay, you know, provided him this kind of covered in some ways, no young cashes clay well before his Vietnam stand. He wasn't really a confrontational guy. He was not someone who wanted to march or sit in or protests. He was comfortable the nation because the nation Simply wanted him to be a boxer. They wanted to benefit from his Spain. But Malcolm was different. Malcolm wanted to engage the front lines of the black freedom struggle. He wanted Ali to come with him. But Ali wasn't ready to go in that direction yet. What was Muhammad Ali's? Did he issue any public statements? Did he give any interviews? After Malcolm was assassinated. That's a good question, you know? Do your research? Yes, Yes. So in 1965 after Malcolm was immediately, uh, murdered Ali's in Chicago for this big rally the nation of Islam is having for what they call saviors Day. And all. He did not talk a lot about it and the immediate moment, But I can tell you what he did on the day of the funeral was getting a boxing exhibition with his brother. He's in the ring. He's joking. He's laughing. He doesn't appear somber or sad. And the reporters watched this really struggled to reconcile. The cash is Clay, who was affectionate praised Malcolm. And for what he taught him that he had believed in him. And so on. And here he was on the day of the funeral. You know that you don't see him expressing this deep sadness. Now, maybe in his private moments he did, But publicly, the Ali that Americans saw was one that was vindictive and vengeful would continue to say things like Essentially Malcolm X got what he deserved that he had crossed Elijah Muhammad. Anyone who crosses Elijah Muhammed must pay the price. And so it's difficult. I think for people to really Um, see this Muhammad Ali today on screen in the Netflix documentary we're used to thinking about him. Is this heroic figure? But 1965. Most Americans are not see Muhammad Ali as a hero in your book that you and Randy Roberts Co. Arthur back in 2016. Did you speak to everybody who wanted to speak to And if not, who did you want to get that was alive that you couldn't Well, that's a good question. There were a lot of people we want to talk to. You know, I think some people who are still around particularly in the nation of Islam, uh Had a hard time letting their guard down with people who are asking questions about this relationship. But I have a great story, Captain Sam why talked about at the top of the hour? The gentleman who recruited caches play into the Miami mosque in 1961. You know what the Max I told Rainey. So we've got to find Captain Sam. I know he's alive. I just don't know where he is. So we're trying to find him because we feel like he can unlock the door just stories that haven't been told before. Well, I was at the Atlanta airport, getting ready to go to Detroit and I'm sitting there and I see an older African American gentleman in a wheelchair with a big shining ring on his hand. And says, Are we on it? Uh, take a second look. And I think to myself, I think I know who that is. I walk up to this older gentleman and say, Excuse me, sir. My name's Johnny Smith. I'm a professor at Georgia Tech. I'm writing a book about Muhammad Ali and I've been looking all over for you. And there he is. Abdul Rockman is his Muslim name says to me. Well, that's what we call they call divine intervention, My brother and there in that moment, we have a good laugh. We set up an interview and point of fact, he lived here in Atlanta. He's passed away since then, but we sat down together. We had an interview when he told me about his relationship with young cashes Clay in Miami. Um Malcolm X being in young place life what it was like being in the nation of Islam. It was a key interview the one interview that people will see A Netflix documentary that we couldn't get. I think it's particularly powerful is Muhammad Ali's brother Rock Manali. You don't talks about what his brother felt for Malcolm X, and you really feel the love, But you also feel when Rockman says that Malcolm X shouldn't have betrayed Elijah Muhammed. So I think you get an intimacy in the documentary that no book could bring to life in the way that you can steal it on screen. Professor as we wrap up. Is there something that you think people get wrong about? The relationship with Malcolm X. And Muhammad Ali. Yes, I think a lot of times people have been led to believe that the moment that Elijah Muhammed rename the heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali Ali cut Malcolm out of his life, But we discovered that's not true. Ali and Malcolm actually engage each other a few times in New York City. The last time they saw each other, and we tell this story in the book, and the documentary was actually in Ghana and Accra, Ghana. Both Malcolm and Ali were criss crossing Africa at that time, and their paths crossed at random. They were supposed to have gone to Africa together, but after the relationship frayed They did not have the same itinerary well, long story short. Malcolm thinks that when he spots a colleague coming out of the Ambassador hotel, they're gonna hug and embrace his brothers. In fact, when we read Malcolm's diaries, he described Ali as his brother and his friend. He had still warm feelings for him well, when Ali sees Malcolm outside the hotel in Accra, He's called All this ice, he tells Malcolm. You crossed Elijah Mohammed. That was the wrong thing to do. But what people miss is that in that moment, the man who is standing right behind Muhammad Ali Is Elijah Muhammad's son, Herbert Mohammed Herbert Mohammed acted as the eyes and ears for Elijah Mohammed, which made it impossible for Muhammad Ali openly embraced Malcolm X in that.
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"Won't pledge loyalty to former President Trump and join other members of her party in The false argument that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Ma offered this assessment of his party on CBS's Face The Nation Right now, it's based on the Titanic were like You know, in this in the middle of this slow seek. We have a band playing on the deck, telling everybody it's fine. And meanwhile, as I've said, you know, Donald Trump's running around trying to find women's clothing to get on the first lifeboat. And I think there's a few of us were just saying Guys, This is not good, not just for the future of the party, but this is not good for the future of this country. ABC News political analyst Steve Roberts is with us right now, Steve, What do you think of his assessment of the GOP? I think there's a lot of truth to it. For two reasons. One is Donald Trump. Personally, You look at his favorable rating this morning. It's a 47. It's It's 40% his negatives or it's 53%. He's minus 13. Joe Biden is plus 12 and Donald Trump has never gotten more than 7% of the woman. He's aware of his elections. He's never broken 50% favorable ratings. So personally, part of what Kinsey you're saying is you last yourself to a figure of Donald Trump, who was doomed to be a minority figure. He's never proven that he can win a majority of votes in America. But more seriously Looking past that is the changing demography of American Last election electorate was only 67% white 33% non light and of non like voters. 71% voted democratic and in every election going forward. Now we know this. This is true. The white vote is going to be a smaller and smaller percentage of the electorate is not guesswork. Those 15 year old Hispanic and black kids in high school in Seattle. They're going to be voting, and so someone like Kinzinger is not just focused on how popular unpopular Donald Trump is. Can the Republican Party be a majority party if it continues to focus on a base of aging white men who in every election going forward? I'm going to be a smaller and smaller percentage of the total vote. How significant is this move to oust Liz Cheney from this position in Congress? You think that resonates with most voters know I think it's an inside develop way issue. But I think the larger question of how the Republican Party defines itself if it defines itself as being pro or against Trump. I think Kinzinger is right that that is a minority strategy. That is a losing strategy. I don't think there's any doubt about that. So change yourself is incidental, but you also have to remember something else. When Chaney is being ousted. This is remember. A few weeks ago, Mitt Romney was booed off the stage of the Republican Convention and Utah, the pro Trump party is turning its back. On an entire generation of Republican leadership, maintaining made Romney named Bush name Murkowski. Anybody has been part of the Republican establishment in the past. Is being purged and look. Politics is about addition, not subtraction. And when you start purging your party when you start reducing your party to core loyalists. That is not a winning strategy. Steve. Thanks, sir. For your time this morning ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts Co Moh news time 7 50 now to the propel insurance Money update..
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"Lee 24 hour News Station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 It's 5 46 right now it's the comb. Oh, morning news for this Monday morning, Greg her shoulder Manda factor here, along with Franklin, CIA. The editor's desk An oil pipeline is preparing to come back online after was shut down Friday because of a cyber attack. That colonial pipeline company restarted some smaller lines between terminals, but sits waiting until it's safe for the mainline. The White House has declared an emergency. Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming, is about to be ousted from her number three leadership position in the party because she won't pledge loyalty to former President Trump and join other members of her party in the false argument that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Ma offered this assessment of his party on CBS's face The Nation Right now, it's based on the Titanic were like You know, in this in the middle of this slow sink. We have a band playing on the deck and telling everybody, it's fine. And meanwhile, as I've said, you know, Donald Trump's running around trying to find women's clothing to get on the first lifeboat. And I think there's a few of us were just saying Guys, This is not good, not just for the future of the party, but this is not good for the future of this country. ABC News Political analyst Steve Roberts is with us right now, Steve, What do you think of his assessment of the GOP? Yeah, I think there's a lot of truth to it for two reasons. One is Donald Trump. Personally, You look at his favorable rating this morning. It's a 47. It's it's 40% his negatives. All right, 53%. He's minus 13. Joe Biden is plus 12 and Donald Trump has never gotten more than 7% of the woman. Either of his elections. He's never broken 50% favorable ratings so personally part of what Kinzinger is saying, is you last yourself to a Figure, Donald Trump, who is doomed to be a minority figure. He's never proven that he can win a majority of votes in America. But more seriously Looking past that is the changing demography of American Last election electorate was only 67% White 33% nonwhite and have done like voters. 71% voted democratic and in every election going forward. Now we know this. This is true. The white vote is going to be a smaller and smaller percentage of the electorate is not guesswork. Those 15 year old Hispanic and black kids in high school in Seattle they're going to be voting there already was born. And so someone like Kinzinger is not just focused on the how popular unpopular Donald Trump is. Can the Republican Party be a majority party if it continues to focus on a base of aging white men who had every election going forward? I'm going to be a smaller and smaller percentage of the total vote. How significant is this move to oust Liz Cheney from this position in Congress? Do you think that resonates with most voters? No, I think it's an inside the Beltway issue. But I think the larger question of how the Republican party defines itself if it defines itself is being pro or against Trump. I think Kinzinger is right that that is a minority strategy. That is a losing strategy. I don't think there's any doubt about that. So change yourself is incidental, but you also have to remember something else. When Chaney is being ousted. This is remember a few weeks ago. Mitt Romney was booed off the stage of the Republican Convention and Utah The pro Trump Party is turning its back on an entire generation. Of Republican leadership, maintaining named Romney named Bush on Neymar Kowski. Anybody has been part of the Republican establishment in the past is being purged and Look, politics is about addition, not subtraction. And when you start purging your party when you start reducing your party to core loyalists, that is not a winning strategy. Steve. Thanks for your time this morning ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts Co. Moh news time 5 50. It's time for the propel insurance Money updates Amazon, which has been under pressure from shoppers, brands and lawmakers to crack down on counterfeits on its site. Says it blocked more than 10 billion suspected phony listings last year before any of their offerings could be sold. The number of blocked phony listings last year was up 67% from the year before. Sony says its PlayStation five will remain in short supply through 2022. The PS five has been difficult to find in stock since its release in November, in part because of shortages and components. Such a semi conductors. Hotel. Once you're old Barbie dolls, matchbox cars and mega blocks. The toymaker's launched a toy take back program is a way to keep unused or outgrown toys out of landfills. The program will allow Mattel to recover and reuse the materials from old toys for future products. That's your money now. 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"Will call for raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans to help pay for his American families plan. He's expected to talk about the $1.8 trillion plan when he addresses a joint session of Congress. That measure would invest billions in child care, paid family leave and education. The sentencing date for former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Show. Vinnie is moving to June 25th because of a scheduling conflict. Last week, a jury found showman guilty on all three charges in the killing of George Floyd. The Minnesota law dictates that Sheldon can only be sentenced on the most serious charge. That's second degree murder, and it carries a maximum sentence of 40 years, But experts believe he'll get much less. And now we're hearing from one of the jurors and ABC is Robin Roberts has more Brandon Mitchell. Was one of 12 who found show been guilty on all three charges that led to the former police officers. Conviction for the murder. Ah, George Floyd. I spoke to Brandon just moments ago. Good morning brand and thank you for your willingness to To share with us what went on inside. That jury room and the deliberations plays. Tell us first I want to start up. I send my condolences to the Floyd family haven't got a chance to do that publicly. So I want to do that first foremost. Another deliberation room. It was pretty much for the most part of a straightforward There were a few hiccups with, you know, terminology and understanding exactly what the instructions were for each case. Blacks are for the most part. We got it. We got out. There wasn't too much banter back and forth was there one juror, though, on one of the lesser charges? That was the hold out for a while? Yes, I mean, We probably deliberated for four hours. And of that four hours it was it was. I guess we were going over more so the terminology that was being used to make sure that We understood exactly what was being asked. I think the one juror that was kind of I won't say slowing us down. But, um, was being Delicate with the process more so, um Was just kind of Ah. Hung up on a few words within within the instructions just wanted to make sure that they got it right. And so how were you able, and that's how you were able to convince this particular juror Clarification. Yes. So, um Yes. So we just kind of went around the room. He broke down. We literally broke down. The census is a broke down the words and with the meetings where, um, just described it several different ways from different perspectives. Um, until we came for the common conclusion. Brandon Mitchell. You know that there are some people who believe that the racial climate and the protests in the streets may have impacted the deliberations. Does that ever discussed And was that an issue at all? We weren't watching the news, so we don't know what was going on. We were really just locked in on the case. There was so much stress coming from the case. E mean, those things that are so secondary because you're literally Throughout the trial. You're watching somebody died on a daily basis, so that stress alone Is enough to Take your mind away from whatever's going on outside of the four walls of the courtroom, and that was that was not even Wasn't even something. Listen any never minds anything. So what was the impact? That nine minute 29 2nd video and was that the difference maker? The video is is it's a historic video video. Unfortunately on the scene, the multiple angles ever from the body cams from the other the other cell phones. It was probably the most important piece of evidence. Was there Any testimony was one piece of testimony for you. That made a difference. Yes, So for me, I'll say, I'll say two for sure. Donald Williams. Just you know this how he spoke about everything. And Dr Tobin. I think once Dr Tobin got on the stand and the way he spoke and the details that he gave in the way he gave the details. Um, I thought that really solidified the prosecution's case. Eric show they're not taking the stand. Did that have an impact, not hearing from him. The former officer, you know, it probably apologize to his detriment that he didn't take the same because people were curious on what his thoughts were throughout the entire incident. That's Brandon Mitchell, one of the jurors from the Derrick Show. Vin Trial. Speaking with ABC is Robin Roberts Co Moh news time. 7 21. It's time for the Propel Insurance Money Update this morning. And rent prices in Seattle continue to rise. The latest report from apartment list shows an average increase of about 3.5% in the past month show. Seattle has the fifth highest increase in rental prices among the 100 largest cities in the country. But compared to the same time a year ago, Rent prices in the city are still down. Nearly 15%. Netflix is announcing a new feature called Play Something that will allow you to shuffle through suggested movies and TV shows. 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"Says his administration will release guidelines this week to safely reopen schools. In an interview with CBS Evening News, Biden said, it's time to safely open schools. The CDC will unveil new guidelines by mid week. Former President Donald Trump Second impeachment trial is set to begin this week, A majority of Americans seemingly have made up their minds on what should happen in a majority of those who will decide seem to have made up their minds as well. ABC NEWS Political analyst Steve Roberts is with us. Good morning, Steve Good morning. Yeah, we have a new call out shows about 56% of Americans think Trump should be impeached or convicted of impeachment cross that would mean being barred forever from holding office that includes 15% of Republicans. Now that sounds like a small number. 56 1 side 43. Opposed conviction. But in American politics, those air pretty significant numbers after world Joe Biden only got 51% of the vote in the elections of 56%. Saying come from should be impeached it there were convicted. It says that Trump while still a powerful force in the Republican Party, and there's no doubt about that. Is very much a damaged political figure and his chances. You know he will survive the vote this week because it takes 17. Republicans to convict him, but The damaged politically. Has been done, and he is a diminished figure who still will be a powerhouse and Republican politics, but not nearly the force he might have been before the election. With the Republican Party's seemingly splitting into two factions on one side, the traditional business Republicans and on the other side, the pro trump Republicans. Do you see the in the In their bid to survive all of this politically that some of them may break from Donald Trump. Some of them already have. I mean, you you always had a never trump faction and the Republican Party, which I think has been strengthened. There is one of the reasons why Donald Trump lost last fall. You know, it doesn't sound like a lot, but about 8% of the people who voted for Donald Trump in 2000 and 16 voted for Joe Biden. Of in 2000 and 20. I mean, 8% is brilliant millions of people and they were the difference in Michigan and Wisconsin and the other swing states. So yeah, People have already split from the Republican Party, not the card Corps base of Donald Trump. Acolytes. That's about 32 33. About one third of Americans still could be counted his true Trumpers but doesn't take a math genius to figure out that one third of Americans is not a majority. On day. That is the problem The Republicans have going forward. They are in the grip. Of Trump and Trumpism. But it's a minority of Americans. And how do you build a majority? How do you win back enough people to win elections on a national basis when you're in the grip of such a polarizing figure? Who clearly is a significant commands a significant minority support in the country. How do you do that? That's the Republican problem, Steve. Thanks for your time. We appreciate it, baby. See news political analyst Steve Roberts Co Moh news time 5 51. Now the propel insurance Money update Visor expects to nearly cut in half the amount of time it takes to produce a batch of covered 19 vaccines. From 110 days to an average of 60 as it makes the process more efficient and production is built out. As a nation revs up its vaccination programs. The increased could help relieve bottle next caused by vaccine shortages. The vaccine has made it 35 year plans starting a Chesterfield, Missouri, moving to end over Massachusetts and finishing in Kalamazoo, Michigan Logistics payroll contracted in January in an abrupt halt to the sectors, hiring movement 2020 tied to searching e commerce demand. Personal delivery, warehousing and trucking companies lost a combined 34,000 jobs last month. The losses came amid tepid gains in the broader labor market. That's your money now. Jennifer Kiss Shika Cho, Mo News Straight futures are higher this morning Dow Up about 146 S and P up 15 NASDAQ futures up.
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"Franklin's Is that the editor's desk man with great Herschel time manufacturer President Joe Biden is set to sit down with a group of Republican lawmakers today they don't talk about his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, says he's among those who signed the letter to Biden requesting the meeting. We would love to work with him. It's signed by 10 Republicans. It specifies the proposal that we take his more Targeted and more appropriate for the times. We're in Vice President Kamila Harris tells ABC News affiliate KNX Y TV that while she hopes lawmakers will pass the White House plan, the president will not overstepped his power to push this package through without them. That is not the job of the president, Vice president United States to tell Members of Congress what they're supposed to do. That's why we have independent, coequal branches of government and they'll do what they what they will do their job. ABC News Political analyst Steve Roberts is with us this morning. Steve does bipartisanship have a chance here. Small chance. But there is a chance and it depends on the goodwill on both sides are to the Republican serious about negotiating. Is there $600 billion proposal a starting point, or is it a take it or leave it offer? On the other hand, is Joe Biden willing to stand up to the left wing of his party? Who wants an all or nothing of Ah outcome here. Uh, the $1.9 Trillion bill the Democrats have proposed includes Raising the federal minimum wage, which is basically an extraneous issue. But ah, long sought goal of democratic liberal, so the real question here is will The real question here is this. Biden really want to establish relationships with these Republicans? Because this is the easiest? Issue to do bipartisanship on because the crisis is tangible to everybody. Even Republicans understand, but the job numbers last week, things have terrible and new strains of the virus showing up. This is a genuine national crisis that demands Um immediate and major national answer. If you could not have bipartisanship on this, if you can establish these relationships is gonna be much harder down the road, So there's a very big test for Biden very early in his presidency, and does he have a little bit of a negotiating advantage here? Up to a point? Yes, because it gets very complicated that there are Senate rules, which would allow the passage of the Democratic bill. The $1.9 trillion package. Without having the face of filibuster. Democrats have 50 votes camera, Harris could break the tie, so it is theoretically possible for Democrats, Um to do that, so that gives them leverage negotiating leverage. But this is the only issue on which this is possible. If you go down the road on any other issue, the Democrats On by not going to face with the U. S senate. They're going to need to break a filibuster. They're going to need those 10 Republicans were going to meet with Biden this afternoon. The question is what kind of Template to you said What kind of president do you set? The biggest deficit in Washington over the last few years has been trust. People simply do not trust each other. There's a possibility with the kind of meeting at the White House today where people start re establishing Some kind of connection, some kind of relationship, some kind of belief in the goodwill of the other side, and that's the real importance of this meeting. It's not just what package comes out of it. It's what president it sets for the rest of the Bible administration. Steve. Thank you for your time is always ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts Co Moh news time.
Storytellers: Lorraine Hansberry
"Today's storyteller was a playwright and activist. Who stories centered. African american working class families despite tragically short career. She became the first black woman to have a play produced on broadway half a century later her work remains one of the most celebrated snapshots of black struggles and black joy. Here's the story of lorraine hands berry lorraine hands berry was born on may nineteenth nineteen thirty on the south side of chicago. Her father carl. Augustus was a prominent figure. Within the city's black community having founded one of the first african american banks growing up lorraine and her three older siblings played host to a number of famous people including langston hughes. Wabc boys duke ellington and olympic gold. Medalist jesse owens. Despite their middle class status and cultural connections the hands berries were still subject to chicago's deeply ingrained. Housing segregation agreements known as restrictive covenants were widespread throughout the city. White property owners could collectively agree not to sell to african americans. This practice created a ghetto known as the black belt which ran through the south side when lorraine was eight years old. Her father secretly bought a home. In one of the so-called restricted heads in nineteen thirty seven when the family moved in a white mob attacked a brick was thrown through the window narrowly missing lorraine the local homeowners association filed an injunction for the hands berries to vacate lorraine her siblings were chased spat and beaten during their walks to and from school the supreme court of illinois doubled down on the legality of the restrictive covenant. And the hands. Berries were forced out of their home eventually the. Us supreme court overruled this ruling on a technicality. Thirty blocks subsequently opened up to black families across the south side while this ruling and the hands fight did not outlaw restrictive covenants. It did signal. The beginning of the end for the practice lorraine attended. Chicago's englewood high school where she became interested in theatre. She initially attended the university of wisconsin. Where she cut her teeth with the communist party but left after two years in one thousand nine hundred fifty lorraine moved to new york to be a writer by nineteen fifty one lorraine had found a home in harlem and began socializing with many of the great thinkers who had once visited her family back in chicago. She started writing for paul robeson freedom a progressive newspaper at a protest against racial discrimination at new york university lorraine met robert number off a jewish writer. They married at her family home in chicago. In nineteen fifty three in nineteen. Six robert co wrote the hit song. Cindy oh cindy it's prophets allowed lorraine to stop working to focus on writing. She began developing a play that she initially called. The crystal stair langston hughes poem mother to son she would later changed the name to a raisin in the sun. This too was from a langston hughes poem called harlem. What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or faster like a sore and then run a raisin in the sun centers on a black working class family in chicago south side as they try to improve their financial situation. The patriarch of the family has died and a ten thousand dollar insurance payout is imminent they the money to buy a house in the cheaper all white neighborhood nearby to they use it to invest in a liquor store and education lorraine based many of the characters on the families who rented from her father and with whom she attended high school the cast safer one character was entirely black lorraine was in her twenties and the play itself dealt with racism life in chicago's black belt and the pain of assimilation into white culture topics that were considered risky for the predominantly white theater. Going crowd it took over a year to raise enough money to put the play up. When it debuted in nineteen fifty-nine a raisin in the sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on broadway and the first to be led by an african american director lorraine was twenty nine years old. The play was an almost instant. Hit the new york drama critics circle named it. The best play of the year just five months after its broadway debut arisen in the son of in london's west end in nineteen sixty one. A film starring much of the original cast was released and several of the actors received golden globe. Nominations perhaps the most important element of the play success was that entailing box stories. Lorraine also make theater accessible and previously unimaginable ways as the writer. James baldwin noted. I had never in my life seen so many black people in the theater and the reason was that never before in the entire history of the american theatre had so much of the truth of black people's lives and seen on the stage. Black people had ignored the theatre because the theatre had always ignored them lorraine would go on to finish in stage. Just one other. Play the sign in sidney bruce. Deans window about a jewish intellectual the play which explored themes of homosexuality and the bohemian lifestyle. Debuted to mixed reviews in nineteen sixty four. It ran for just over one hundred performances closing on january twelfth. Nineteen sixty five. That's same day. Lorraine hanbury died of pancreatic cancer. She was thirty four years old. After lorraine's death. Her ex husband robert had several of her plays produced posthumously to be young gifted and black became an autobiographical work. Drawing on lorraine's letters interviews and journal entries the title came from a nineteen sixty four speech of lorraine's when she spoke to the winners of a united negro fund writing competition. She said speech though. It be thrilling marvellous thing to be merely young and gifted in such times it is doubly so w dynamic to be young gifted and black