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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Newbery Honor-winning American classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 , celebrates 20 years with this anniversary edition featuring a special letter from Christopher Paul Curtis and an introduction by noted educator Dr. Pauletta Bracy.
Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. Theres Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, whos thirteen and an official juvenile delinquent. When Momma and Dad decide its time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Theyre heading South to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in Americas history.
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In , at a Boston Police station, two policemen discuss the arrest of Catholic priest Fr. John Geoghan for child molestation and a high ranking cleric talks to the mother of the children. The Assistant District Attorney then enters the precinct and tells the policemen not to let the press get wind of what has happened.
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In , Patrick McSorley was a year-old-boy living in a Boston housing project. His dad had just committed suicide, and his mom was schizophrenic. Riding home after getting ice cream, McSorley says, Geoghan consoled him. But then he patted his upper leg and slid his hand up toward his crotch. In the weeks before the event, Storyboard is showcasing great storytelling from some of the winners, like this one. After reading that story, you might not remember how many lawsuits were pending against Geoghan 84 or how many people had accused him of abuse more than A great investigation delivers on two levels: It has scope, and it has specificity.

You have to scroll to see the first reference to children and click a link to find any mention of abuse. They also revealed a cover-up: that priests accused of misconduct were being systematically removed and allowed to work in other parishes. It was this implicit deference by the police, attorneys and, to some degree, the press that interested Singer in the story. It takes a village to abuse one. Saviano, a survivor who was abused by his parish priest from the age of 12, had sent the Globe information on the Boston clergy that reporters originally missed. Saviano, now in his 60s, was one of the victims who refused a settlement from the church and retained, unlike others, his right to speak freely about his experience.

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Why did it take a succession of three cardinals and many bishops 34 years to place children out of John J. Psychiatric documents offer added insights into the Rev. John J. Under an extraordinary cloak of secrecy, the Archdiocese of Boston in the last 10 years has quietly settled child molestation claims against at least 70 priests. Catholic priests were committing crimes so unspeakable that the Archdiocese of Boston went to extraordinary - and expensive - lengths to cover up the scandal.

When I heard the news that Cardinal Bernard Law was dead , a torrent of memories immediately washed over me:. Of that morning in January when my colleagues and I on the Globe Spotlight Team revealed that Law had covered up decades of child sexual abuse; of that day a year later when he resigned as archbishop of Boston and fled to the Vatican; and of the sumptuous rewards he received upon arriving in Rome, where he served as a prominent arch priest, even as he became a living symbol of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. But mostly, I thought about the victims of the abusive priests Law had shuffled from parish to parish, as he hid their crimes and placed protecting the church high above his responsibility to safeguard children who had trusted their priests as caring father figures and representatives of God. Tragically, several of those victims are no longer with us. One is Patrick McSorley, who was molested when he was only 12 years old by one of the most notorious abusers in the Boston Archdiocese, the Rev. In the summer of , McSorley was one of the first victims who agreed to speak with me, and I will never forget him. The courage Patrick showed by speaking with me, and allowing me to quote him by name, inspired many other victims to reveal the secrets about abusive priests they had kept for too long.

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