Rashid Johnson

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Suzan-Lori Parks, Rashid Johnson Cut Violent Scene From 'Native Son' Remake

The new cinematic version of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel addresses contemporary racial and social justice issues—and changes a major plot point.

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How Four Black Artists Joined Forces to Save Nina Simone's Childhood Home

Rashid Johnson: “My feeling when I learned that this house existed was just an incredible urgency to make sure it didn’t go away.”

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Richard Wright's 'Native Son' to be Made Into a Feature Film

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and first-time feature film director Rashid Johnson will adapt Wright’s 1940 novel for the big screen.