This page serves as a hub for additional James Farmer websites to access and learn more about him, his work, and his time spent at the University of Mary Washington.
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The homepage of the University of Mary Washington James Farmer Multicultural Center, located in the University Center. The JFMC was named after Dr. Farmer after his retirement in 1998 and focuses on promoting multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice in the UMW campus and community.
While the James Farmer Scholars Program has not been administered by the University of Mary Washington since June 2021, the program focused on promoting the legacy and ideas of the late Dr. Farmer. Founded in 1987, the program aimed to assist local students, mostly African American students, in applying to college. The program helped many young Scholars apply and attend several colleges and universities, including the University of Mary Washington.
This brief biography of James Farmer is located on the University of Mary Washington homepage, and details his extensive accomplishments, awards, and degrees and honors that he achieved throughout his lifetime.
This site was created by HIST 428: Adventures in Digital History students in the spring of 2020. The site details James Farmer and his time spent as a professor at the University of Mary Washington.
This site was created by HIST 428: Adventures in Digital History students in 2012. The site serves as a hub for James Farmer’s recorded lectures that he gave at the University of Mary Washington in the 1980s.
This source was created by the University of Mary Washington Library and houses the UMW archives and special collections about James Farmer.
This timeline details the life of James Farmer, from his birth in Marshall, Texas, to his death in Spotsylvania, Virginia. This timeline was created by Caitlin DeMarco in the UMW Special Collections and University Archives in the Simpson Library.
This is a project created by HIST 428 students in 2008, and provides a timeline, photos, and videos about James Farmer and his time as a Civil Rights leader and professor at the University of Mary Washington.
This site has events, resources, and posts dedicated to preserving and continuing Dr. James Farmer’s legacy on the University of Mary Washington’s campus and community.
This is a post by Anna Billingsley detailing the official dedication ceremony of James Farmer Hall in November 2021. The dedication ceremony had been postponed due to COVID-19, but professors, students, Board of Visitors members, and former students of Farmer were able to gather and commemorate the renaming.
Lay Bare the Heart (1998)
James Farmer’s autobiography provides a look into his life and accomplishments, from his perspective. His book can be found on the UMW Library website or online.