photo of Lula Farmer with husband James Farmer, CORE founder and national director

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Title

photo of Lula Farmer with husband James Farmer, CORE founder and national director

Description

This is a 1965 photo of Lula Farmer (center) with her husband James Farmer, founding member of CORE and its national director at the time. Their daughter, Abbey, is seated to the left. The second photo includes their other daughter, Tami (black dress).

Like James, when Lula first came to New York she lived in the Harlem Ashram (he had already moved out). Both were members of New York CORE before 1961. She was also chapter chairman in 1953.

Along with James Robinson and James Peck, she is widely credited with saving CORE from extinction during the 1950's. A Phi Beta Kappa key in Economics, she handled accounting for CORE and became for a time national treasurer.

Source

first photo - Ebony Oct. 1965
second photo - Farmer (James Leonard, Jr. and Lula Peterson) Papers

Publisher

first photo - Ebony
second photo - The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Date

first photo - 1965

Coverage

new york city, 1965

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Citation

“photo of Lula Farmer with husband James Farmer, CORE founder and national director,” corenyc.org, accessed March 26, 2017, http://www.corenyc.org/omeka/items/show/148.