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Q: civil rights ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: civil rights
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: shortstopmmc-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 10 Apr 2006 19:43 PDT
Expires: 10 May 2006 19:43 PDT
Question ID: 717628
was james farmer, jr. civil rights activist (1920-1999) a member of
the black panthers?
Subject: Re: civil rights
Answered By: denco-ga on 10 Apr 2006 20:32 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Howdy shortstopmmc-ga,

One would think the "James Farmer Scholars Program" website would mention if 
Dr. Farmer were a Black Panther.

"The JAMES FARMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM is a program designed to work with area
students. It is named in honor of Spotsylvania County resident, Dr. James
Farmer, a renowned civil rights leader."

The above referenced website has a "Who is James Farmer?" page.

"James Farmer was appointed by former President Richard Nixon to the post of
Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare."

Somehow, I don't think that Nixon would have appointed a former Black Panther
member to such a position.

Here is the Wikipedia entry for James L. Farmer, Jr.

"By the mid 1960s Farmer was growing disenchanted with emerging militancy and
black nationalist sentiments in CORE and in 1966 resigned."

Again, not a likely candidate for the Black Panthers, and I could not find any
credible information that would suggest that Dr. Farmer was a Black Panther,
and indeed, the Black Panther website makes no mention of him.

"... the [Black Panther] Party's true heroes, such as Black Panther founder
Huey P. Newton, George Jackson and Jonathan Jackson, Bunchy Carter, John
Huggins, Fred Hampton, Mark Cark ..."

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

A personal interest in the Black Panthers, but that is a long story.

Google search on: "James Farmer" "Black Panthers" OR "Black Panther Party"

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
shortstopmmc-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great job!

Subject: Re: civil rights
From: denco-ga on 11 Apr 2006 10:14 PDT
Thanks for the 5 star rating and kind commnet, shortstopmmc-ga.

Glad to have been of service.

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: civil rights
From: denco-ga on 11 Apr 2006 10:19 PDT
Of course, that should have been "comment" above.

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