Moonlight Has Tuskegee Connection

Best Picture winner Moonlight has a connection to Tuskegee. Jaden Piner who plays the kid version of the main character is the son of Tuskegee University graduates Eric and Natalie Piner. Jaden's father, Eric, is a Tuskegee native and is a 2005 Graduate of Tuskegee University, according to his Facebook page. Natalie Williams-Piner is a 1997 graduate of Tuskegee University and is a native of Miami, Florida.

Jaden is a student at Norland Middle School in Miami, a school well known for it's theater program.

See pictures and follow Jaden's journey at the Oscars and other awards events on Natalie Piner's Instagram.

This is Jaden and his mom at the Oscars:

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