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The Blue & Gray Press | November 13, 2018

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James Farmer

Students should follow Kaepernick’s example and stand up for their beliefs

September 13, 2018 |

Recently, Nike announced that Kaepernick would be the face of their latest “Just do it” campaign.Read More

UMW donates artifact to the new African American History and Culture museum in D.C.

October 5, 2016 |


African American history is American history, and the University of Mary Washington highlighted just how important this history is by its recent donation to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened Saturday, Sept. 24.Read More

Campus Briefing

February 5, 2014 |

James Farmer Lecture Nominations

UMW is seeking nominations for the James Farmer Lecture. Nominees should be chosen based on work contributions toward civil rights and social reform that exemplifies former UMW professor James Farmer’s qualities and traits. Any UMW community member is welcome to submit a nomination. Nominations will be accepted through March 31. Read More

Monroe Hall 116 dedicated to American Civil Rights Leader, James Farmer Jr.

November 21, 2013 |

A University of Mary Washington lecture hall in Monroe Hall was dedicated to James L. Farmer Jr., a prominent leader in the American civil rights movement and past professor at UMW. A ceremony was held on Nov. 15, dedicating the lecture hall, 116, to Farmer.Read More

O'Donnell speaks to benefits of debate programs in higher education

September 5, 2013 |

An interview with Timothy O’Donnell, associate professor and former director of debate at the University of Mary Washington, aired on Virginia public radio stations, discussing debate at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Read More

Lecturer honors civil rights legend James Farmer

February 21, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington hosted its first annual James Farmer Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 20, where Executive Vice President of UMW Healthcare Xavier Richardson honored civil rights activist James Farmer.Read More

Service week honors King

January 31, 2013 |

In just a few days, the celebration of Black History Month will begin nationwide, but the celebration of civil rights has already begun on the University of Mary Washington campus with a weeklong remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. following the holiday in his honor.Read More

Eagles Celebrate Black History

February 15, 2012 |

Throughout the month of February, the James Farmer Multicultural Center is sponsoring various events in association with their Black History Month theme “My Black is Beautiful: Footprints, Reflections and Paths.”

The theme differs from that of the national Black History … Read More

Commencement Speakers Named

April 20, 2011 |

The University of Mary Washington officially announced the graduation speakers on Dec. 6 for this year’s graduate and undergraduate commencement addresses, choosing speakers that continue UMW’s active role in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides.

The two congressmen, … Read More

Freedom Riders Make Stop at UMW for 50-Year Anniversary

February 9, 2011 |


On Monday 600 members of the UMW community and distinguished guests gathered in front of a 1960s-era Greyhound Bus on Ball Circle to celebrate the unveiling of the Freedom Rides Exhibit which will remain there until March … Read More

UMW Celebrates Freedom Rides

January 19, 2011 |


President Rick Hurley, Chief of Staff Martin Wilder and a team of faculty are leading the university in a semester-long commemoration of James Farmer and the Freedom Riders.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the … Read More

Meditation Room Opens Quietly

November 4, 2010 |

The James Farmer Multicultural Center announced the opening of a meditation space on campus, located on the second floor of the Hamlet House.

The space, which opened Oct. 15, consists of two rooms and is specifically designated for any … Read More

UMW Campaigns for James Farmer Memorial on U.S. Postage Stamp

October 20, 2010 |

Recently, UMW launched a campaign to immortalize the image of civil rights activist and former UMW professor James Farmer on a postage stamp.

Of the “Big Four” civil rights activists—Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, Whitney Young and Roy … Read More

Renewed Debate Arises Over James Farmer Post

December 3, 2009 |

The James Farmer Professorship in Human Rights, created to honor Farmer’s Civil Rights accomplishments, will be undergoing significant changes at the beginning of the spring semester.

Following the departure of Dr. Gregory Stanton in April after six years with the … Read More

"Culture Through Arts" Kicks Off With Platanos and Collard Greens"

September 16, 2009 |


This Friday, Latino Identities Month, in conjunction with the Latino Student Association, the James Farmer Multicultural Center, and the Dept. of Theater and Dance, will showcase its keynote performance, the play “Platanos and Collard Greens,” … Read More