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Interview with Dr. Claudine Ferrell

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

On November 16, 2009 we conducted an interview with Dr. Claudine Ferrell, a history professor at the University of Mary Washington.  The focus of the interview was her memories about teaching alongside civil rights activist James Farmer, who taught history courses at Mary Washington between 1984 and 1998.  During the interview, Professor Ferrell revealed valuable more »

Interview with Dr. Poska

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Interview with Dr. Allyson Poska, Professor of History at the University of Mary Washington Conducted by: Jacqueline Marshall and Courtney Chapman James (“Jim”) Farmer was extremely active in the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, and continued to spread his wealth of knowledge about that era to students at Mary Washington College, where he taught more »

Interview with Margaret Mock

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Margaret Mock experiences James Farmer as a colleague when she worked with him through the Mary Washington College Office of Public Information, but she also knew him as a teacher and as a friend. Mock discusses Farmer’s popularity as a professor, as well as his ongoing impact on the diversity of the Mary Washington Campus. more »

Interview with John Pearce

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Download Interview with John Pearce Summary In this interview, John Pearce, director of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, discusses his relationship with James Farmer, which began in the mid-1980’s when the two men shared a commute between Fredericksburg and Washington, D.C. It was Pearce who made the recommendation that Farmer join UMW as more »