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Farmer’s Life, Awards, Education and Freedom Rides


January 10 - February 27



UMW Simpson Library
1801 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Farmer Legacy 2020
Through 2020 and beyond, we’re celebrating the legacy of Dr. James L. Farmer, Jr. and committing ourselves to advancing his work in social justice, inclusive excellence, service, and community and civic engagement.

Dr. Farmer left a lasting imprint as a key figure in the civil rights movement. His work as a Distinguished Professor of History at UMW personified and carried forth our commitment to be a force for positive change, educating citizens who are ready and eager to address society’s greatest challenges.

Why Now?
In 2020, UMW will celebrate:

the 100th anniversary of Dr. Farmer’s birth,
the 30th anniversary of the James Farmer Multicultural Center, and
the 10th anniversary of our Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Nationally, 2019 is the centennial of women’s suffrage, and in 2020 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will reach its 30th year.