Michael Ealy will star in his first biographical feature, ‘A Civil Right.’
The green-eyed beaut lands the lead role as civil rights activist Dr. Gilbert Mason. Set in Biloxi, Mississippi in the 1960s, the film tells the story of Mason, a leader of nonviolent “wade-ins” against segregation. His protests made history when it became the first successful anti-discrimination suit against the state of Mississippi.
His efforts resulted in him being on the FBI’s most-watched civil rights lists while he effectively fought for desegregation of the school system. He later became president for 30 years of the Mississippi NAACP before his death in 2006.
The biopic will be written and directed by Salvatore Stabile.