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Local author/reporter scheduled to share Birmingham's rich history with Berry Middle School

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02-21-2013 (BMS) - Reporter/writer Barnett Wright, author of 1963: How the Birmingham Civil Rights Changed America and the World, is scheduled to visit Berry Middle School March 4th.

Organizers of Wright's visit say Berry Middle School is in for a treat. The entire student body will have the opportunity to meet Wright.   According to the schedule:

  • 2nd Period: 8th grade assembly
  • 3rd Period: 6th grade assembly 
  • 4th Period: 7th grade assembly
  • 6th Period: Book signing 

In addition to large assemblies, Wright's schedule calls for him to meet with smaller groups including Berry's journalism students and politics classes.

Barnett Wright moved to Birmingham from Philadelphia in 2000.  A father of two HCS students and a local reporter, Wright has covered local governement for years and had the opportunity to learn first-hand about Birmingham and its history.

1963: How the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Changed America and The World will be on sell for $24.95 beginning on Monday. The book will be available exclusively at Books-A-Million stores, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute gift shop and at The Birmingham News/Alabama Media Group at 2201 Fourth Ave. North.

To order online, go to www.bhamstore.com 

-Kaneshia Sims/Public Relations Intern

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