Monday, September 16, 2013

The Watson's Go to Birmingham - the movie - Sept. 20

> Dearest Friends,

> On
> Sept. 15th, marks the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of the
> church in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four beautiful
> African American girls. Carole Robertson was one of the four
> girls who was a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
> Annually, JJOA celebrates Carole Robertson Day in
> remembrance of the sacrifices that were made during that
> time that directly impact our lives and current
> liberties.

> Many
> of our children may already be familiar with the award
> winning chapter book, written by Christopher Paul Curtis
> (1995), which has been on numerous school reading lists and
> featured in many "book chats."

> So
> now, the movie adaptation of the book" The Watson's
> Go to Birmingham - 1963 " has finally come to the
> screen. The movie is produced by Tanya Lewis Lee, wife
> of Spike Lee. It took her 9 years to get the movie made
> because the studios did not think that our community would
> support the film. The movie like the book exposes children
> to an important and often difficult chapter of American
> History, the fight for civil rights. If you read the
> book then you'll remember the tragic bombing of the
> church that took the life of J & J member, Carole
> Robertson, which is pivotal to the plot.

> The
> movie is scheduled to air on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at
> 8pm (EST) on the Hallmark Channel. So please check your
> local listing ASAP. The producers asked that we spread the
> word. Please support this film and also spread the word.
> This movie will be a great teachable moment for all of
> us.

> Thank you for spreading the word,
> for the consideration of having a "viewing party"
> and giving your imperative feedback about the
> movie/book/topic.

> Stay
> well. Stay blessed.

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