Celebs Who've Played Civil Rights Icons

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  • 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
  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons cicely tyson coretta scott king

Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela

 



In the Clint Eastwood-directed Invictus,  Morgan Freeman plays anti-apartheid icon and South Africa’s first Black president, Nelson Mandela. Mandela served 27 years in a South African prison for fighting against the country’s racist, separate-but-unequal system of apartheid.

(Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers)

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