Death of James Armstrong

April 27, 1923 - November 18, 2009
Birmingham, Alabama | Age 86

Birmingham barber and civil rights foot soldier dies at 86
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Associated Press) - Birmingham barber and civil rights foot soldier James Armstrong has died. He was 86.

Armstrong died Wednesday. The Birmingham News first reported Armstrong's death on its Web site.

Armstrong had a long history of involvement in the civil rights movement.

He carried the American flag at the head of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights march and in 1957 initiated a class action lawsuit to integrate Birmingham schools after...

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