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Birth Name: James Rufus

Occupation: Civil Rights Leader

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: October 4, 1928

Date Of Death: January 10, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

James Forman was born on the 4th of October, 1928. He was known for being a Civil Rights Leader. Notable for his membership in several key civil rights organizations — including the Black Workers Congress and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee — this Chicago-born member of the Black Panther Party established and headed a political consulting organization known as James Forman and Associates.

James Forman was born in Illinois. He studied at and/or earned degrees from a number of universities, including the University of Southern California; Roosevelt University; Boston University; Cornell University; and the Institute of Policy Studies/Union of Experimental Colleges and Universities. An author and professor as well as an activist, he published works such as The Making of Black Revolutionaries (1972) and Self Determination: An Examination of the Question and Its Application to the African American People (1984) and taught at both American University and Morgan State University.

James Forman was a Libra and was born in the Silent Generation.

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James Forman was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

James Rufus is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Personal Life

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James Forman was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Rufus
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: James Forman was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: James Forman was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: James Forman had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

James Forman’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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