Welcome to the James Farmer Timeline.

At present, the timeline includes events during Farmer’s life that are divided into 6 categories: Farmer’s childhood, CORE, Political Activist, Mary Washington College (MWC), Awards, and the Civil Rights Movement.

The James Farmer Timeline’s goal is to present the life of James Farmer. However, as the directors of this project, we, the James Farmer Group, feel that a true understanding of Dr. Farmer’s life must also include the context in which his life was led.  Dr. Farmer’s life cannot be understood apart from the cause to which he devoted his life. Major events from every phase of Dr. Farmer’s life are included on the following page, but pivotal moments that reflect on the progress of the Civil Rights Movement are also present.

To view the James Farmer Timeline, please click here.

-The James Farmer Group