James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader

James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (HMGB)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Country: United States of America

N 38° 11.101', W 77° 30.763'

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James Leonard Farmer was born in Texas on 12 Jan. 1920. In 1942, he and other Civil Rights leaders founded the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in Chicago. CORE used Gandhi-inspired tactics of nonviolent civil disobedience to protest discriminatory practices against blacks. Under Farmer's leadership, in the spring of 1961, CORE organized "Freedom Riders" to desegregate interstate transportation in the Deep South. He was an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1969-1970). Farmer taught at Mary Washington College (1985-1999) and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998. Farmer died on 9 July 1999. His house stands east of here.
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HM NumberHMGB
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Marker NumberE 113
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279928 N 4229327
Decimal Degrees38.18501667, -77.51271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.101', W 77° 30.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 6.06" N, 77° 30' 45.78" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8301-8317 U.S. 1, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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