Posted by | Cyrena Rose

The extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history

The relationship between Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King was one of two strong, incredible women and their unbreakable life-long bond.  Their unity and lives with their husbands, Civil Rights leaders Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be played out in LIFETIME‘s Betty and Coretta.  The film will kick off a month-long celebration of Black History in February!

Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige (Betty) and Golden Globe Award-winner/Academy Award-nominee actress Angela Bassett (Coretta) take on the roles of these great women as they continue on as single mothers, after their husbands are assassinated.

Take a look at the movie stills and trailer below:

Angela Bassett, Ruby Dee and Mary J. Blige attend the premiere at Tribeca Cinema in New York City

Ruby Dee will appear on-screen as a “historical witness” to narrate the story, “as someone familiar with the events of both their lives.”

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Betty & Coretta, World Premiere, Saturday, February 2 at 8pm.