The Barber of Birmingham:
Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
In the days before and after Barack Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election, an 85-year-old civil rights activist and "foot soldier" looked back on the early days of the movement in this Academy Award®-nominated short.
In this 2012 Oscar-nominated short film, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African-American president. An Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortia. Watch a preview of Barber of Birmingham below.
Robin Fryday discusses making her first film about an Alabama barber.
Armstrong and his son remember the historic moment when schools were no longer segregated.
"The worst thing a man can do is nothing."