BORN

January 12, 1920
Marshall, TX

DIED

July 9, 1999

James Leonard Farmer Jr.

Civil Rights Leader, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) Co-Founder, The Freedom Rides Organizer, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

“American citizens need to become more aware of their other American citizens. It serves the whole nation’s culture well to understand all the cultures that go into making the national fabric. To understand the threads of culture that makes up our nation makes us appreciative of diversity.”

—James Leonard Farmer Jr.

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