Celebs Who've Played Civil Rights Icons

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  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons angela bassett betty shabazz
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons denzel washington malcolm x
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons cicely tyson coretta scott king
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons paul winfield martin luther king 1
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons lynn whitfield josephine baker
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons morgan freeman nelson mandela
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons courtney b vance bobby seale
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons daniel sunjata langston hughes
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons salma hayek frida kahlo
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons will smith muhammad ali
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons angela bassett rosa parks

Denzel Washington as Malcolm X

Playing the role of slain Black nationalist leader Malcolm X wasn’t a stretch for Denzel Washington, having played him on stage in the play When the Chickens Come Home to Roost. In Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, Washington earned an Oscar nomination.

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