James L. Farmer, Jr. — American Activist born on January 12, 1920, died on July 09, 1999

James Leonard Farmer, Jr. was a civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement "who pushed for nonviolent protest to dismantle segregation, and served alongside Martin Luther King Jr." He was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Ride, which eventually led to the desegregation of inter-state transportation in the United States... (wikipedia)

Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people.
Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking.
We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
Evil societies always kill their consciences.

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