CORE organized sit-ins and Freedom Rides. Mr. Farmer just didn't sit in an office he also risked his life in several demonstrations. For example in 1963, Louisiana state troopers armed with guns, cattle prods and tear gas, hunted him door to door when he was trying to organize protests in a town. He was an inspirational leader to the country and he was a huge part of the civil rights movement even though he is not as publicized as Dr. Martin Luther King.
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