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The March

In James Farmer’s seventh lecture of the series, he retells the march on Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963 from his point of view–watching it on a small black and white television while in jail. He shares one of his own personal heroes, A. Philip Randolph who organized the march, as well as the reason […]

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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 […]

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research

Well I haven’t been able to get anywhere with my research project. I’ve helped Brett and am going to help Jackson with his. If it’s alright with Tim, I will be available to go around and help other people with their research projects for my project.

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Farmer’s Influences

My research project takes an in-depth look at James Farmer’s influences that helped to mold and shape him into the Civil Rights leader he was. I will research the different figures mentioned in his speeches as well as his novels. I want to interpret their short biography and focus on how they affected his life […]

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Research Project – Chris Anderson

I am being assisted by Deidre. Our research project is still in the process of getting in touch with former students of James Farmer. We have decided to communicate with the students via email. We came up with questions to ask the students, adn we plan to sahre these results with you. We got in […]

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For this project, I’m collaborating with Chris as we contact Farmer’s former students. We’ve typed some of his students’ names, year of college in which they were when enrolled in his class, and whether it was the Fall or Spring semester of each particular year. We emailed Cynthia Snyder, Director of Alumni Relations at UMW, […]

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James Farmer: Post CORE

Was James Farmer’s influence as great after he was no longer working with CORE? What was it that made him take a position working for the Nixon administration. These are among the questions that I will answer with my research. I feel that this is an important subject because it was a step in a […]

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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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