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‘The Best Of Enemies’ Actors Share How Christian Faith Of Civil Rights Activist Changed KKK Leader

Hollywood filmmaker Russell Bissell and the lead actors of the new movie “The Best of Enemies” said it was Ann Atwater’s Christian display of love that broke through the hatred of KKK leader C.P. Ellis in the ‘70s. “The Best of Enemies” tells the true story of an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, the president of the Durham chapter of United Klans of America (played by Oscar winner Sam Rockwell). The pair unwittingly co-chaired a community summit in Durham, North Carolina, in the summer of 1971, just months after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to desegregate schools. What followed would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever, as the two formed a friendship that lasted a lifetime… (READ MORE)


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