The Oscar-nominated documentary The Barber of Birmingham returns to POV as PBS marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In this 2012 documentary short, Alabama barber and civil rights veteran James Armstrong experiences the fulfillment of an unimaginable dream — the election of the first African-American president.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Oscar-nominated The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Solider of the Civil Rights Movement and Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin will be available for free streaming online! The Barber of Birmingham will be available from August 23, 2013 through September 14, 2013. Brother Outsider, presented by American ReFramed, will be available August 28-29, 2013.

PBS will be featuring extensive programming remembering the historic event. Visit the PBS Black Culture Connection website to learn more, hear and watch stories from the March, and check the broadcast schedule for programming related to the anniversary.

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