A relentless leader, a dynamic speaker, and a forceful organizer, Farmer was one of the first civil rights activists to use nonviolent direct action to fight for dignity and justice. But at what cost? His own family suffered from his frequent absences, prison stays, and threats made on his life. Yet he was continually disappointed by a lack of recognition, especially in comparison to the momentous legacy of Martin Luther King, a man ten years his junior. The Good Fight chronicles Farmer’s life from his earliest days as a “Great Debater” at Wiley College to his legacy teaching a new generation of students about the movement that shaped a country.
Available for U.S. and international distribution
60 Minutes – HD
May 17, 2020