In celebration of the Fair Housing Center’s 20th Anniversary, we invite you to join us for a special screening of the award-winning Oscar nominated documentary short, “The Barber of Birmingham,” on the evening of Wednesday, February 15th, at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.
Free, donations accepted
6:00PM FHC Members Reception
6:30PM Doors Open
7:00PM Barber of Birmingham Documentary Short Film
The evening’s program will feature Director/Producer Robin Fryday;
Director of the Civil Rights Activists Committee in Birmingham,
Alabama, Shirley Gavin Floyd; Attorney and Civil Rights Worker John A.
Obee; and Dr. Silas Norman, Civil Rights Activist and Freedom Fighter.
Moderated by Professor Ronald C. Woods.
Jonathan G. Weber, Attorney at Law and Real Estate Broker
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
“The Barber of Birmingham”, produced and directed by Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin, documents the story of James Armstrong, a WWII veteran and an original flag bearer for the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march from Selma to Montgomery, who for half a century ran a voter education program out of his barbershop. Armstrong was the catalyst in initiating the 1957 class-action lawsuit to integrate area schools after wanting to enroll his sons in the all-white Graymont Elementary school. Despite threats to his life and home, his two sons were the first to integrate the school. Speaking to his dedication to the cause, and to his persistence in the fight for equal rights, he’s quoted as saying “Dying isn’t the worst thing a man can do. The worst thing a man can do is nothing.”
Fair Housing Center 20th Anniversary Poster- letter size
Fair Housing Center 20th Anniversary Poster- tabloid size
Fair Housing Center 20th Anniversary Postcard