Rustin
Rustin

Rustin biopic trailer puts the spotlight on forgotten

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  • and the historic address he delivered six decades ago on this very day, resonating across the expanse of Washington D.
  • However, a lesser-known figure in the same narrative is Bayard Rustin.
  • Yet, a shift is commencing this year with the premiere of Netflix’s cinematic portrayal of Rustin, in which Colman Domingo (renowned for roles in “Euphoria” and the forthcoming “The Color Purple”) embodies the influential luminary.
  • Wolfe (who, much like Rustin and Domingo, is a distinguished gay Black man), this project also boasts the esteemed involvement of former Washington residents, Barack and Michelle Obama, who contribute through their production entity, Higher Ground.

The collective consciousness is well-acquainted with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the historic address he delivered six decades ago on this very day, resonating across the expanse of Washington D.C. However, a lesser-known figure in the same narrative is Bayard Rustin.

The March on Washington, a remarkable exhibition of Dr. King’s unparalleled gift for eloquence, which occurred on August 28, 1963, was meticulously orchestrated by Rustin and A. Phillip Randolph Jr.

These two trailblazers within the civil rights movement have yet to receive the full recognition they deserve within mainstream society.

Yet, a shift is commencing this year with the premiere of Netflix’s cinematic portrayal of Rustin, in which Colman Domingo (renowned for roles in “Euphoria” and the forthcoming “The Color Purple“) embodies the influential luminary.

Guided by the directorial prowess of George C. Wolfe (who, much like Rustin and Domingo, is a distinguished gay Black man), this project also boasts the esteemed involvement of former Washington residents, Barack and Michelle Obama, who contribute through their production entity, Higher Ground.

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