Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige star in BETTY & CORETTA on Lifetime

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The world premiere of Betty and Coretta the made for television movie featuring Angela Bassett (Coretta Scott King) and Mary J. Blige (Dr. Betty Shabazz) will air tomorrow on Lifetime, Saturday, February 2 at 8pm.

Here’s a trailer of the movie:  http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/betty-and-coretta/video/an-extended-preview-for-betty-coretta

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The movie focuses on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history, Betty & Coretta tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King (Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King (Malik Yoba) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige), wife of Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre).

When their husbands were tragically assassinated, these two women not only inherited the mantle of the civil rights movement in America, each also found herself to be a single mother who had to find a way to raise and support her children with no husband or father, resulting in a relationship like no other that spanned more than three decades.

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