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Transcript of James Farmer
Birth place and place of birth!
Farmer was born on January 12, 1920. He was born at Marshall, Texas.
He founded the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1942.
In 1961 he organized "freedom rides" throughout the south.
CORE used restrooms, restaurants, and waiting areas reserved for white people in protest.
He challenged the federal government to enforce the anti-segregation legislation law that had recently been passed.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton in 1998.
Farmer was a leader of CORE. he helped shape the civil rights movement through his nonviolent actions. He organized sit-ins and freedom rides, which broadened support for passage for the civil and voting rights.