The Lifetime network is kicking off "Black History Month" with a bang. Two of the most memorable female figures of the Civil Rights era are being brought to the television screen in Dr. Betty Shabazz and Coretta Scott King.
Focusing on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history,
"Betty & Coretta" tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett), wife of Dr. Martin Luther King (Malik Yoba) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (Mary J. 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.
I am excited about the strides that the Lifetime Network are making in bringing quality programming centered around Black life in America to the television screen. I pray we continue to see more movies as well as shows in years to come.
This film is set to air Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8:00pm est (7:00pm cst)
I don't know about you but I will be tuned in. These two women are trailblazers in their own right and I look forward to seeing a mere glimpse into their lives.