#1 Freedom Movement of the 1940’s-1960’s (James Farmer's Reflections). 1987. 27min. (captioned)
In these video segments, James Farmer discusses the causes of the American Civil Rights Movement. He credits the Movement’s creation and spread to the importance of television in highlighting the movement; the return of soldiers who fought Hitler’s racist ideology in World War II; Brown vs. The Board of Education; and the emergence of new nations in Africa. In addition, Farmer explains how the movement towards non-violence did not start in the 1960s, but in the 1940s.
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
University of Mary Washington
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