Why is it that James Farmer’s contributions go practically unnoticed? Why is it that a man that had such a big impact on the civil rights movement has been nearly forgotten, and all that he had worked so hard to fight against is still around in our society today? These questions are some of the things that I would like to answer with my research project. To solve these questions first I must research and learn about his most famous contributions during the civil rights movement. With this in mind I then must discover the reasons for many of these actions being unnoticed and the reason for Farmer’s lack of glory when it came to such actions. Then I will research about current hate crimes that still occur in today’s society and the fact that these things still happen even though people like James Farmer fought for so hard and long so that these things did not happen anymore. I feel that this project is of great importance because James Farmer was a hero during his time and the lack of knowledge and appreciation of what he did should be gotten rid of. I also feel that this project can lead to numerous other tasks such as doing things differently to redeem the lost memory of Farmer, whether it is right here at the University of Mary Washington or it is anywhere else in the United States. These issues need to be researched and addressed because what James Farmer did for this country is something that many of us could never dream of doing.
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