Facts about James L. Farmer, Jr. USA Flag

Summary

James L. Farmer, Jr. (born as James Leonard Farmer, Jr. in Marshall, Texas, U.S., died in Fredericksburg, Virginia) was a famous Activist from USA, who lived between January 12, 1920 and July 9, 1999. He became 79 years old.

Biography

James Leonard Farmer, Jr. was a civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Ride, which eventually led to the desegregation of inter-state transportation in the United States.

In 1942, Farmer co-founded the Committee of Racial Equality, which later became the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), an organization that sought to bring an end to racial segregation in the United States through nonviolence. Farmer was the organization's first leader, serving as the national chairman from 1942 to 1944. He was an honorary vice chairman in the Democratic Socialists of America.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by James.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_L._Farmer,_Jr.

Famous quotes by James L. Farmer, Jr. (4)


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"Evil societies always kill their consciences"
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"Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people"
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"Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking"
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"We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs"


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