Blues Concert Blends Music, Civil Rights Lessons
Posted: March 2, 2013 at 3:41 a.m.
Seventh-graders jumped from their seats, clapping and dancing to the beat of the songs performed Friday by members of the Ozark Blues Society at McNair Middle School.
About the Watsons
“The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963” was written by Christopher Paul Curtis and published in 1995. Kenny, 9, narrates the story about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Mich. When Kenny’s 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, the family heads to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. During their visit, Grandma’s church is bombed.
Source: Staff Report
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