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Singing at Dahmer fish fry; July 4, 1964

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In Collection: Herbert Randall Photographs Digital Collection


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From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of local African-American residents singing at the fish fry given for the volunteers by local civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer on his property in the Kelly Settlement, to the north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on July 4, 1964. In the left foreground is local African-American resident Ulysses Everett. On his left is local African-American teenager Sandra Blalock. The gathering marked the official beginning of Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg.

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