The family is entirely dependent on the money: they already have made plans to move, and are in the midst of packing up their things. Devastated, Walter seriously considers taking an offer from Mr. Lindner, a representative from the white neighborhood, that would pay the Youngers extra not to move into their neighborhood. The option is immoral in the family's eyes, and prioritizes money over human dignity. Walter is determined to make the deal despite his scruples, but at the last moment Walter is unable to make the transaction under the innocent gaze of his son, Travis. In the end, the family decides to move. Even though the road ahead will be difficult, they know that they have made an honorable choice.
The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre of San Francisco, which specializes in original stagings and revivals of African-American theatre, is named in her honor. Singer and pianist Nina Simone , who was a close friend of Hansberry, used the title of her unfinished play to write a civil rights -themed song " To Be Young, Gifted and Black " together with Weldon Irvine . The single reached the top 10 of the R&B charts.  A studio recording by Simone was released as a single and the first live recording on October 26, 1969, was captured on Black Gold (1970).