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Singing with onlookers 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 volunteers and local people clapping their hands and singing while African-American teenagers watch from an automobile at Vernon Dahmer's fish fry for the volunteers on his property at in the Kelly Settlement, to the north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on July 4, 1964. Hattiesburg resident Marie Blalock, wearing a watch, stands in the center. To her right is local resident Johnnie Pearl Watts and in the foreground is volunteer Bob "Soda Pop" Ehrenreich, wearing a white cap and glasses. The gathering marked the official beginning of Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg.

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