Obamas' Production Company Preps Drama About Gay Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin

Obamas' Production Company Preps Drama About Gay Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin


Actor Colman Domingo is set to star in Netflix’s Rustin — a film about civil and gay rights activist and socialist Bayard Rustin. The film will mark the first narrative feature to go into production from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground.

Rustin, who was posthumously awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2013, will now have a biopic made about him.

In his youth, Rustin was a member of the Young Communist League (the youth branch of the Communist Party USA). HIs ties to the Communist Party eventually got him investigated by the FBI, after he became a well-known leader of the civil rights movement, reports the Washington Post.

The activist later became the chairman of Social

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