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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 an unidentified female volunteer playing the guitar and singing at a fish fry hosted by local civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer on July 4, 1964, on his property in the Kelly Settlement north of Hattiesburg. Also shown in the photograph are a volunteer nicknamed "Big Daddy" and an unidentified African American male. This gathering of civil rights volunteers marked the beginning of Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg.

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