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Dahmer, Vernon (trial March 8-11) 1968

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Creator:Moncrief, Winfred H., 1923-
Title:Dahmer, Vernon (trial March 8-11) 1968
Date:1968 Mar.-8-11

March 8, 1968, Forrest County Circuit Court (Hattiesburg, Miss.) arraignment of Billy Roy Pitts, in which he pleaded guilty to the January 1966 murder of Vernon Dahmer and the firebombing of his house and store. Pitts (right) is escorted by U.S. deputy marshals. This photograph appeared on page one of the March 8, 1968, Hattiesburg American.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Pitts, Billy Roy | Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966--Assassination | Pitts, Billy Roy--Trials, litigation, etc. | Law enforcement officers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Arraignment--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Trials--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Arson--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Murder--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | African American civil rights workers--Crimes against--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
Collection:Moncrief photograph collection
Institution:Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Mississippi. Department of Archives and History
Original Material:

Moncrief (Winfred) Photograph Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi.

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Forms part of Moncrief Photograph Collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/moncrief/image.php?display=item&item=638