• Angela  Bassett

    Angela Bassett

    Born on August 16th, 1958

    From New York, New York

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Betty & Coretta Poster

Betty & Coretta

After the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Malik Yoba) and Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre), their widows, Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) and Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), continue to raise their children and fight for the cause.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
The Rosa Parks Story Poster

The Rosa Parks Story

This biopic tells the story of civil rights activist Rosa Parks (Angela Bassett) from her days as a private-school student to her public battle against racism and segregation. As a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parks defends local children who have been victimized by racism. But when she is arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, Parks inspires the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie