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The Watsons Go to Birmingham will be available on DVD/Blu-ray Tuesday exclusively at Walmart, and will be rebroadcast Friday at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. Below, a roundup of the latest

Meet “Watsons” Author Christopher Paul Curtis

  [Below is a letter Christopher Paul Curtis wrote for inclusion in the movie tie-in edition of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963.] Dear Reader, The Watsons Go To

Childhood Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

LaTanya Richardson Jackson plays Grandma Sands in The Watsons Go to Birmingham. In this personal essay, she shares her recollections of childhood in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. 

Sometimes You Have to Sit Down to Stand Tall

Bryce Clyde Jenkins plays Kenny Watson in The Watsons Go to Birmingham. In this personal essay, he recalls his grandmother’s experiences growing up in the segregated south.  Hello, my name

Get Social with the Watsons

Get social with the Watsons! Like the official The Watsons Go to Birmingham Facebook page and follow @MeetTheWatsons on Twitter. Here’s a selection of recent Facebook posts. Post by The

Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes on the set of The Watsons Go to Birmingham with this collection of video clips captured during production. The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Meet the Crew

Harrison Knight Is Byron Watson

Meet Byron Watson. Smart, handsome and brimming with potential, he’s fallen in with the wrong crowd and is fast becoming an accomplished troublemaker. Fed up with his behavior, his parents

Wood Harris Is Daniel Watson

Meet Daniel Watson. A fun-loving husband and father, his infectious sense of humor keeps his family laughing, even when he’s cracking jokes at their expense. As the Watsons prepare to

Anika Noni Rose Is Wilona Watson

Meet Wilona Watson. She left her native Alabama to raise her family up north, but she’s forever loyal to her Southern roots. When her oldest son, Byron, comes down with

Skai Jackson Is Joetta Watson

  Meet Joetta Watson. She’s a sweet little thing, but don’t be fooled—there’s a sharp sense of humor behind that angelic smile. The baby of the family, she’s the resident

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