Based on the award-winning novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film places the fictional Watson family in the turbulent city during the tragic bombing that claimed the lives of Addie Mae Collins, 14; Denise McNair, 11; Carole Robertson, 14; and Cynthia Wesley, 14. (Hallmark Channel Photo).
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The film is more about family than civil rights
Five days following the 50th anniversary of the horrific bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, the Hallmark Channel will air the heart-warming film “The Watsons Go to Birmingham “ (Sept. 20, 8 p.m.).