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FC: James Farmer | January 12, 1920- July 9, 1999 | Civil Rights Activist

1: James Farmer was a civil rights activist, a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1940's , 50's and 60's and organizer for the Freedom Rides

2: 1920 Farmer Born | James Farmer | Leader of C.O.R.E | a | a bumpy bus ride | Freedom Rides explosion in 1961 | Died in 1999

3: Help plan the March on Washington in 1963 | occupati-on: civil rights activis, educator

4: Purpose of C.O.R.E: | James Farmer was an executive director | Was to work to end racial segregation using non-violet tactics similar to those developed by Gandhi

6: Sit-ins and Boycotts | Farmer continued to lead the core, grew quickly during the early 1960's. He was involved with many sit-ins and boycotts.

7: Resigned as the leader of CORE in 1966, he continued to be active in number of areas.

8: LATE 60's | 1968 he ran unsuccessfully against Shirley Chisholm for the New York 12th district seat in the House of Representatives.

9: 1969 Pres. Nixon appointed him assistant secretary for administration of Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

11: Unhappy with Nixon Farmer resigned the following year

12: Farmer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 by Pres. Clinton

13: Farmer died on July 9, 1999 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredricksburg, Virginia

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