May 23, 2024

James Farmer Lectures Available Online

“The James Farmer Lectures: Group Portrait 1” by ModernSelkie on Flickr

Civil Rights leader and former Mary Washington professor James Farmer’s reflection lectures are now available online as part of a digital archive. Four students constructed the archive as part of Associate Professor of History Jeff McClurken’s “Adventures in Digital History 2012” seminar.

Seniors Laura Donahue, Michelle Martz and Caitlin Murphy and junior Kelsey Matthews worked with McClurken and members of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies team to archive 13 of Farmer’s lectures from 1983. Farmer taught civil rights history at Mary Washington and was Commonwealth Professor of History at the time of the reflection lecture series.

To learn more about the project or to view the lectures, visit

About Brynn Boyer

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