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50 Years Forward and Looking Back

September 19, 2013

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In a series of personal essays, members of the cast and crew of The Watsons Go to Birmingham reflect on the Civil Rights movement, and what it means to them. Sometimes You Have to Sit Down to Stand Tall Hello, my name is Bryce Clyde Jenkins and I play Kenny in The...

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In the News

September 14, 2013

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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 headlines about the film. David Alan Grier discusses 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' - Los Angeles Times Tonya Lee Steps Up - The Daily...

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Meet “Watsons” Author Christopher Paul Curtis

September 16, 2013

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  [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 Birmingham-1963 was my first novel, and its impact has been greater than I ever imagined. Millions of children have enjoyed it. And...

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Dear “Watsons” Readers…

September 19, 2013

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Tonya Lewis Lee is the executive producer and screenwriter of The Watsons Go to Birmingham. She wrote this letter for inclusion in the movie tie-in edition of The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. I first encountered The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 when I was looking for a book to read to...

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Childhood Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

September 19, 2013

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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.  Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia put me smack in the middle of the Civil Rights movement. My aunt, Doris J. Rogers,...

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