Farmer, James

Farmer, James (Leonard)

(1920–  ) civil rights activist; born in Marshall, Texas. A founding member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1942, he led student sit-ins and Freedom Bus rides, becoming CORE national director (1961–66). After serving as the executive director of the Coalition of American Public Employees (1972–82), he published Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography (1985), and became a professor at Mary Washington College (Fredericksburg, Va.).
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The farmer, James, and his wife Kate were consummate hosts, going out of their way to help when you needed it, but otherwise leaving you in peace to get on with relaxing.
Another demo farmer, James Cowan from Llandysul, reckoned to have saved PS21,480 by reducing bull beef finishing costs through better genetics.
And one villager described the plan by farmer, James Peace, which is on the same site as one of the 400ft tall turbines, as "a little bit of mischief-making".
Jean de Crevecoeur's pseudo-autobiographical text, Letters from an American Farmer, captures the observations of the Pennsylvania farmer, James, in the form of his epistolary tracks written to a gentleman in England.
In Northumberland, the role has been taken up by livestock and arable farmer, James Frater, who farms 900 acres on the coast at Goswick - opposite Holy Island.
I thought of civil rights heroes like John Lewis, Robert James, James Forman, Stokley Carmichael, James Farmer, James Bevel, Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy and many more who were subjected to unbearable psychological pressure and physical violence in their journey to demand African-American civil rights.
She was the sister of the late Priscilla Berg, Ruth "Peach" Farmer, James Parker Sr.
Nuneaton Griff wrecked Wheel's unbeaten record with a 3-2 victory thanks to goals by Shaun Farmer, James McKenzie and a long-range effort from Jason Woodley.
Yachtswoman Dame Naomi James, 54: Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, the daughter of a sheep farmer, James completed her education at Rotorua Girls High School.
A new firm, Scotpigs, has Mr Simmers and another major local pig farmer, James Innes, 42, of Dunscroft, Huntly, as directors.
In the children's fable Babe he voices Rex the sheepdog who is owned by the farmer, JAMES CROMWELL.