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FREEDOM—WHEN? by James Farmer. 197 pages. Random House. $4.95.

As a founder of the Congress of Racial Equality and its national director since 1961, James Farmer helped perfect such civil rights weapons as the sit-in and the freedom ride. But Farmer has decided that "more sophisticated weaponry" is now required, and he is resigning as CORE's leader next month to direct a Government-aided literacy and job-training program. Freedom—When? is part tribute to the organization he grew up with, part testament of his beliefs, part personal memoir of 46 years, and part civil rights manual....

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