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Archive for September, 2007

Something I found interesting:

If you type “james farmer” into the google search bar, our seminar will not pop up (at least not on the first page). However, if you type “james farmer forgotten”, our blog comes up as the fifth and sixth hit. A little twist of irony there.

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Research Question

How is it that the nation as a whole is so familiar with the civil rights movement and even the freedom rides but the only civil rights leaders everyone knows is King or X? Especially on a campus where he taught and in an area where he lived we should at least be familiar with […]

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Brett Kube

Despite his unrelenting, zealous action throughout the civil rights movement during the 60’s, James Farmer’s popularity paled in comparison to other leaders of his time. Why did this happen? Is it possible to restore his image or will he eventually be forgotten?

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Research Question

Are there any transcripts of other debates by James Farmer?

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Research Q

Was Farmer satisified with the way race relations were near his death? If not was he still involved in the fight for equality?

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Research Question

What were James Farmer’s views (in his UMW years) on different issues and current affairs?  I’m most interested to hear of past student and faculty conversations with him.

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research question:

Why did everyone forget about James Farmer in history? (and for my oral presentation)

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Who were James Farmers main influences that helped to mold him into a landmarking civil rights leader?

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Research Question

Is there any information on the way James Farmer taught at UMW, and do we know what kind of effect he had on the students that came through his class?

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Research question

Are there any individuals with first hand accounts of James Farmer’s civil rights campaign and if so would it be possible to contact them and/or have them speak to us?

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