New Providence Memorial Library is celebrating Black History Month by showing the 2013 Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta starring Mary J. Blige as Dr. Betty Shabazz and Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King. The movie tells the story of the three-decades long, unique friendship that developed between these 2 women who were both widowed by assassin's bullets. They both remained active in the Civil Rights Movement while raising their familites as single mothers. Through their strength and dignity, both became role models for millions of women woldwide.
The movie is 90 minutes long and will be shown 3 times during the day on 2/24 at 10AM, 2PM and 7PM. New Providence Memorial Library is located at 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974 908-665-0311