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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 volunteers and local people singing at Vernon Dahmer's fish fry for the other guests on his property in the Kelly Settlement, to the north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on July 4, 1964. A female volunteer strums a guitar and sings in the center as Mr. Dahmer's nieces Lana (left) and Lorna (right) Beard sing behind her. The gathering marked the official beginning of Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg.

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