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James Farmer

James FarmerAKA James Leonard Farmer, Jr.

Born: 12-Jan-1920
Birthplace: Marshall, TX
Died: 9-Jul-1999
Location of death: Fredericksburg, VA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Founder, CORE

Father: James Farmer (Divinity professor at Howard University)
Wife: Lula Peterson (m. 1949, d. 1977, two children)
Mother: Pearl Houston

    University: Wiley College, Marshall, TX (1938)
    University: Howard University (1941)
    Professor: Lincoln University Pennsylvania

    Congress of Racial Equality Co-Founder 1942, resigned 1965
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1998
    Risk Factors: Blindness

Author of books:
Lay Bare the Heart (1985, memoir)


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