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.).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Although rotational grazing was first recorded by an Aberdeenshire farmer, James Anderson in 1797, it is New Zealand where it has really taken off.
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.
When I saw Barack Obama, I thought of the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" and Sam Cooke's song "A Change is Gonna Come." 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., Roland S.
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.
In the children's fable Babe he voices Rex the sheepdog who is owned by the farmer, JAMES CROMWELL.
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.