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Blog: Angela Bassett And Mary J. Blige Star In 'Betty & Coretta' Airing Tonight On Lifetime With An Encore On Sunday

True story of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Betty Shabazz, wives of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, as they create an unbreakable life-long bond after their husbands’ tragic assassinations.

In conjunction with Black History Month, Lifetime TV rolls out a new and very impressive original movie Betty & Coretta starring Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige.  The film premieres Saturday night at 8 p.m. with an encore screening on Sunday at 1 p.m. (set your dvrs for this one).  

Focusing 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 (Yoba) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Blige), wife of Malcolm X (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. 

Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.

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