Celebs Who've Played Civil Rights Icons

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  • 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
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons jackie robinson
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons angela bassett betty shabazz
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons denzel washington malcolm x

Lynn Whitfield as Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker circumvented the racist restrictions of America by becoming an iconic entertainer in France during the 1920s and ‘30s. Actress Lynn Whitfield portrayed the dancer/singer/actress in the TV movie The Josephine Baker Story in 1991.

(Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

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