Farmer Jr., James

Civil rights leader James Farmer, Jr. founded CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality). Farmer was one of thirteen Americans who received the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton in a White House ceremony on Jan. 15 1996. Farmer was raised in Holly Springs where his father served on faculty at Rust College.

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http://www.interchange.org/jfarmer.html