Pioneer Leader James Farmer, Last Of Civil Rights Movement's `Big Four', Dies At 79

July 1999
Jet;07/26/99, Vol. 96 Issue 8, p6
Announces the death of James Farmer, a founder of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and member of the `Big Four,' who participated in the civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. Health problems; Leader of the Freedom Rides in 1961, a nonviolent effort to desegregate interstate buses and terminals; Threats against Farmer; Background information.


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