Maternal Instincts: Our Favorite Movie Mamas

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Angela Bassett, Malcolm X

As if being married to a revolutionary wasn't hard enough, Betty Shabazz (Bassett) had to deal with raising six children as a single mother after her husband was assassinated. Malcolm X is as much Betty's story as it is Malcolm's, thanks to the fact that the real-life Mrs. X was an advisor on the project. 


(Photo: Courtesy 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

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