Celebs Who've Played Civil Rights Icons

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  • 081811 celebs civil rights icons denzel washington malcolm x
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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

Paul Winfield as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 



For the 1978 TV mini-series King, actor extraordinaire Paul Winfield not only plays the monumental civil rights leader, he gives him the edge Black folks so wanted to see. In one marching scene, when hit with a rock thrown by a white supremacist, Winfield’s King tries to aggressively confront the man.

(Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection)

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