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James Farmer

The Good Fight: James Farmer Remembers the Civil Rights Movement

The Good Fight is an hour-long documentary film about James Farmer. Click below to view the trailer for the film. The full-length film may be checked out from Simpson Library; you'll find the DVD shelved among the books, at the call number E 185.97 .F37 G66 2009.

Freedom Riders

A two-hour documentary film, part of PBS's American Experience series, based on Raymond Arsenault's book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. To watch the film, click below, or click here. You may be asked for your UMW password. You can also check out the DVD from Simpson Library. Extra features, including a transcript of the film, are available on the film's website.

Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails

"Ain't Scared of Your Jails -- 1960-1961" is Episode 3 of the PBS documentary Eyes on the Prize. Click below to watch it on Films On Demand. You may be asked for your UMW password.

James Farmer's Reflections

In 1987, WNVT-TV videotaped a series of lectures given by James Farmer at Mary Washington College. Digital copies of these videos are available in the in the Digital Collections of the UMW Libraries.

Some of the lectures are also available on Vimeo, as part of a project called the James Farmer Lectures, which was completed in 2012 by Laura Donahue ’12, Michelle Martz ’12, Kelsey Matthews ’13, and Caitlin Murphy ’12 for Dr. Jeffrey McClurken's Adventures in Digital History seminar.

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James Farmer and the Civil Rights Revolution

An episode of the television program The Open Mind, broadcast November 13, 1992. Host Richard D. Heffner interviews James Farmer.

Race Relations in Crisis

An episode of the television program The Open Mind, broadcast June 12, 1963. A roundtable discussion led by Richard D. Heffner, with guests Malcolm X, James Farmer, Wyatt Tee Walker, and Alan Morrison.