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Betty and Coretta (2013)

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The widows of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how they carry on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands.

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Credited cast:
... Coretta Scott King
... Myrlie Evers
... Martin Luther King, Jr.
... Dr. Betty Shabazz
... Narrator
... Mike Fitzpatrick
... Student with Question
... Ralph Abernathy
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... Toni Wallace
... Reporter
Peter Miller ... Actor
... Jesse
... Malcolm X
... Attalah
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The widows of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how they carry on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands.

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Together they kept the dream alive.

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In Malcolm X (1992) and Panther (1995), Angela Bassett played Dr. Betty Shabazz the wife of Malcolm X while in this move she plays the wife of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. See more »

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Featured in 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) See more »

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Less of a preachy Civil Rights movie and more about the personal relationship between the two. I recommend this. I say B+
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"They killed our husbands Betty but they didn't kill their ideas. They are still alive. What's important now is for us to carry them forward." After the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. their wives are left to carry on their ideas and dreams. After a meeting at a convention Betty (Blige) and Coretta (Bassett) forge a life long friendship as well as becoming a force in the Civil Rights era. The subject matter for this made me want to watch it but the fact that it is a Lifetime movie made me a little hesitant. I have to admit that this is, to me, the best Lifetime movie I have ever seen. The writing is good and the acting is better. The movie kept me interested and watching the entire time and I even forgot it was a TV movie at times. The movie is less a Civil Rights in your face preachy movie and more about the personal relationship between the two and that actually added to the enjoyment. I have never said this about a Lifetime movie before but I recommend this. Overall, best Lifetime movie ever made. I give it a B+.


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