People: Apr. 4, 1983

From the first time that the two were brought together by Ebony magazine four years ago, a sense of kinship, then friendship, began to flourish. Yolanda King, 27, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., and Attallah Shabazz, 24, the daughter of Malcolm X (Shabazz is her mother's name), found that they had more in common than famous fathers in the civil rights movement: both have an abiding passion for the theater. With roles for black actresses scarce, they pooled talents and backgrounds to write and star in Stepping into Tomorrow, a play they...

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