Less than a month after his untimely passing, John Singleton is set to be honored with his own day. Now, not only will the life and legacy of the legendary filmmaker be remembered through his classic works in film and television, but it will also be memorialized in his hometown, thanks to L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson Jr.
Wesson will declare May 21, 2019 “John Singleton Day” in Los Angeles to commemorate the life, career, and legacy of the late filmmaker. According to the L.A. Sentinel, Wesson is expected to announce the honor at a celebration of Singleton’s life at the University of South California, where Singleton graduated in 1990.
“There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the profound impact he made in his 51 years of life,” Wesson said. “In a time and in an industry where all the odds were stacked against him, John overcame and became the best at his craft. And more than maybe anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience of South Los Angeles that had been overlooked by society. Now in Los Angeles, this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s far sooner than we should have to, but there is so much to celebrate.”
Happy John Singleton Day, LA!