James Armstrong to be laid to rest

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - On Tuesday, civil rights pioneer James Armstrong will be laid to rest. The 86-year-old died last Wednesday from heart failure.

Armstrong was known for his fight to end segregation in Birmingham City Schools. He also carried the U.S. flag during the Bloody Sunday March in 1965.

Visitation is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, at Thirgood CME on Center Street in Birmingham. The funeral follows at noon with burial at Elmwood Cemetery.