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Guest at Dahmer fish fry; July 4, 1964

Object Type: Record
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 one of the guests at the fish fry given for the Freedom Summer 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. The gathering marked the official beginning of Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg. The photo shows the African American man sitting on a picnic table covered with watermelon with his back toward the camera.


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