The movie spotlights two inspiring women whose husbands' legacies helped define their own but whose lesser-known stories were equally integral to the success of the civil rights movement. Their shared goal of selfless service motivated their humanitarian work and its far-reaching results. The story pays homage to the collective courage that set in motion the civil rights movement.
Malcolm X is shot onscreen, and his bloodied body is partially visible. Video footage of conflicts between police and protesters show beatings and other violence. A family's house is set on fire in an attempt on their lives; another house fire leaves a woman severely burned and eventually claims her life.
Physical affection between couples (hugging, kissing). Dialogue references a historic figure's documented extramarital affairs. Another has a baby out of wedlock.
Rarely "hell," "damn," and "son of a bitch."
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol is present only once, when it's implied that Betty's daughter is battling addiction to it and possibly other substances.