Farmer Legacy 2020 Celebration

Farmer Legacy 2020:
A Centennial Celebration and Commitment to Action

The University of Mary Washington takes great pride in its association with civil rights pioneer and former professor the late Dr. James Farmer, who would turn 100 in January 2020. We will highlight his imprint through a year-long series of signature events.  We will examine the historical context of Dr. Farmer’s life and the ways in which UMW currently acts on principles important to him, including civic engagement, access, and inclusion.  We will also look forward, asking ourselves: “What would Dr. Farmer fight for?”
As events are continually evolving and being added, go to for more detailed and up-to-date information.
Also, call 540-654-1044 for a schedule of the ongoing James Farmer Multicultural Center Human Rights Film Series.

Calendar of events for the Farmer Legacy 2020 Celebration. An accessible version of this poster is below.

Click on the above image to view a full-sized version of the poster.
The full, accessible calendar can be found on the Farmer Legacy 2020 Events site.

View a timeline of Dr. James Farmer’s life created by the UMW Libraries.


For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540-654-1044 or visit our web page at