'Rustin' biopic trailer spotlights the 'forgotten' civil rights leader


Everyone knows the Rev. Rustin, along with A. Phillip Randolph Jr., organized the Aug. 28, 1963 March on Washington, which was a spectacular showcase of Dr. King’s legendary speechmaking abilities. They are two civil rights leaders who have yet to be given the credit they deserve in mainstream culture. That’s starting to change this year with the release of Netflix’s


, a biopic starring Colman Domingo (Euphoria and the upcoming The Color Purple) as the influential leader. George C. Wolfe is the director (who, like Rustin, is a gay Black male). And the film’s executive producers include former Washington residents Barack and Michelle Obama, through their Higher Ground productions.Rustin releases on Netflix globally on November 17.