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Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement

Lay Bare the Heart An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement Texas native James Farmer is one of the Big Four of the turbulent s civil rights movement along with Martin Luther King Jr Roy Wilkins and Whitney Young Farmer might be called the forgotten man

  • Title: Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Author: James Farmer Don Carleton
  • ISBN: 9780875651880
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Texas native James Farmer is one of the Big Four of the turbulent 1960s civil rights movement, along with Martin Luther King Jr Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young Farmer might be called the forgotten man of the movement, overshadowed by Martin Luther King Jr who was deeply influenced by Farmer s interpretation of Gandhi s concept of nonviolent protest Born in Marshall,Texas native James Farmer is one of the Big Four of the turbulent 1960s civil rights movement, along with Martin Luther King Jr Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young Farmer might be called the forgotten man of the movement, overshadowed by Martin Luther King Jr who was deeply influenced by Farmer s interpretation of Gandhi s concept of nonviolent protest Born in Marshall, Texas, in 1920, the son of a preacher, Farmer grew up with segregated movie theaters and White Only drinking fountains This background impelled him to found the Congress of Racial Equality in 1942 That same year he mobilized the first sit in in an all white restaurant near the University of Chicago Under Farmer s direction, CORE set the pattern for the civil rights movement by peaceful protests which eventually led to the dramatic Freedom Rides of the 1960s In Lay Bare the Heart Farmer tells the story of the heroic civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s This moving and unsparing personal account captures both the inspiring strengths and human weaknesses of a movement beset by rivalries, conflicts and betrayals Farmer recalls meetings with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson for whom he had great respect , and Lyndon Johnson who, according to Farmer, used Adam Clayton Powell Jr to thwart a major phase of the movement James Farmer has courageously worked for dignity for all people in the United States In this book, he tells his story with forthright honesty First published in 1985 by Arbor House, this edition contains a new foreword by Don Carleton, director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, and a new preface.

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    1. This book is an essential on the Civil Rights movement. Mr. Farmer was involved in this movement prior to World War II. He was living in Chicago trying to integrate restaurants, skating arcades and the like. It was a constant struggle, it was draining, and it was certainly not lucrative. The people involved in this work for racial equality needed dedication and resilience in abundance.Mr. Farmer met a wide variety of people from Eleanor Roosevelt, Malcolm X, A.J. Muste, and Presidents – and he [...]


    2. I've been attempting to fill in some gaps in my education and understanding in a personal quest to understand and be more compassionate of others. As a family, we were watching the movie "THe Great Debaters", which led me to interest in James Farmer (the young kid on the debate team). Lay Bear the Heart is his autobiography, and with it, the history of the civil rights movement in America. Farmer was a brilliant, highly educated, extraordinarily brave, devout Christian man. This is an important [...]


    3. Dr. Farmer was one of my favorite professors in college--such an amazing man with the most powerful stories to tell. This book will always have a special place on my shelves.


    4. This is one of the autobiographies that reveals more than the author would like I think, and I didn't especially like James Farmer a great deal. Much as I admire the Congress of Racial Equality and the Freedom Rides and some of the stands Farmer took along with those he worked with. I found it a bit sanctimonious and prudish and self-serving, in addition to the fact that he seemed to really buy into the virulent anti-communism sponsored by HUAC and others. So when he talks about how the movement [...]


    5. I recently reread this book. I had James Farmer as a professor in college and his lectures were much more lively than the book. He would start singing. He was quite a story teller and a great resource on the civil rights era. The book is pretty much his whole life story which is fascinating.


    6. James Farmer was one of the most impressive human beings I have ever had the privilege to know, even a little. This volume presents his vision and his courage, as well as his fears and doubts. Because when I had class with him, he was blind from years of teargas, to sign my copy, I placed his hand on the book.


    7. For all I've read about the Civil Rights Movement, I didn't really know anything about James Farmer or CORE. Not only did this book fill in a lot of gaps for me historically, it's an extremely well written piece of literature.


    8. One of my professors participated in the freedom rides, listening to him talk made me hunt down this book. A wonderful read, a valuable lesson in humanism and non-violence.


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