The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

Christopher Paul Curtis


It tells the story of a loving African American family, living in the town of Flint, Michigan in 1963. When the oldest son (Byron) begins to get into a bit of trouble, the parents decide he should spend the summer and possibly the next school year with Grandma Sands in Birmingham, Alabama. The entire family travels there together by car, and during their visit, tragic events take place that affect the whole family but mainly Kenny.

Although the Watson family is fictional, the story incorporates and centers on the historically factual 1963 16th street Baptist Church in Birmingham, a critical catalyst of the American Civil Rights Movement which occurred soon after its successful Birmingham Campaign.

Christopher Paul Curtis

  1. Born May 10, 1954 in Flint,Mi
  2. He has Two Children named :Cydney and Steven
  3. He went to the University of Michigan
  4. He wrote alot of books
  5. Bud not Buddy
  6. Bucking the Sarge