May 23, 2024

Campaign for James Farmer Postage Stamp

Nearly 50 years after civil rights pioneer James L. Farmer Jr. organized the Freedom Rides that led to desegregated bus terminals throughout the South, the University of Mary Washington has teamed with Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) to call for a commemorative U.S. postage stamp to honor the late Farmer.

Anyone wishing to join this campaign may sign an online petition at jamesfarmer.umw.edu. Read more in UMW News.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.

Comments

  1. Lori Klopp says

    An excellent way to honor a truly great man and respected teacher, while giving UMW more national visibility.

  2. Craig Vasey says

    The jamesfarmer.umw.edu website incorrectly says Farmer was one of the Big Four. See Lay Bare The Heart, Chapter 20 “The Big Six.” We need to get these things right.