Taraji P. Henson Is Set To Star As A Racism Activist In New Powerful 'Best Of Enemies' Movie [VIDEO]

Updated: Apr 8, 2019

By:Brittany Hampton

The Empire star, Taraji P. Henson lands another starring role in the new movie which comes out 4/5! The new movie, ‘The Best Of Enemies” is an all-around feel good movie about racism in the world. This true story of the rare relationship between C.P. Ellis who is a local Ku Klux Klan leader and Ann Atwater, who is an outspoken civil rights leader. Both Ellis and Atwater come together to make a change for the world during the summer of 1971 to hold a community summit on the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina. Atwater is well known among the African American community, trying to make better developments and small number of boycotts and protests. Ellis is the president of the Durham United Klan’s of America and a card-carrying member just like his late father. Surprisingly, the battle and war soon lead to major proclamations that will change their lives forever.

The movie begins in 1971, just years’ shy of the famous Brown v. Board of Education in 1945 around a 14-day summit with the citizens to talk about the possible school integration or know as “Save Our Schools’ or SOS. Bill Riddick organizes this meeting brings together members of both the white and black communities. The two co-chairmen, C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), Ann Atwater, Bill Riddick who is a civil rights activist, a firebrand of civil right activists and the head of the Durham chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The people become to head to make a change for school integration. Bill Riddick states his opinion “Obviously, we’re dealing with two issues. One is race and one is class. And both of those issues have dealt us a hard blow in the sense of us coming together. At some point in this country, this whole divisiveness must stop, in order for us to be a profitable nation, it has to stop. And I don’t know when it’s going to stop but I think it has to,”.

‘The Best Of Enemies’ is another film in which exposes the racial justice and a way for white people o further understand. This film transforms into fundamental sins of the American justice, and racism into a balanced white/black problem. It also uncovers past of nearly 50 years ago to seize the “idea” of school integration is made to make everyone feel good. Even now, our era represents confusion of the deep racial conflicts that is turning to not be so, changeable. Taraji P. Henson goes on to say “I love justice for all. I’m a Virgo. It’s in the stars for me. It’s in my DNA. I always took up for people who were being bullied. It’s in my nature,” says Henson. “I love to help people. If I make it, I’m always reaching back, making sure everybody’s getting paid. That’s just me, and I understand how she thinks. It’s no fun if everybody’s not having fun.” Its nearly 50 years since the ‘The Best Of Enemies’ events has happened and racial issues are still dominating a national world. The conclusion of the film leaves you feeling heart-warming and perfectly portrays the history and struggle our African American community overcomes. The cast blows away the real-life events and how true friendship, determination can make something beautiful no matter the color.

'The Best Of Enemies' will be in theaters on April 5th.