In ‘The Best of Enemies,’ a Klan member and a civil rights advocate walk into a community meeting. What could go wrong?

Washington Post - 04-05


In 2016’s “Hidden Figures,” Taraji P. Henson played NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson — a real woman whose story had gone untold a little too long. In “The Best of Enemies,” she plays Ann Atwater, an anti-racism activist who died in 2016. Henson wasn’t necessarily looking for another real-life figure to play, and she wouldn’t do it without a certain kind of permission. Luckily, for both “Hidden Figures” and “The Best of Enemies,” she got it from the women themselves.