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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
Description:

March 1968, Forrest County Circuit Court (Hattiesburg, Miss.) trial of Cecil V. Sessum for the January 1966 murder of Vernon Dahmer and the firebombing of his house and store. Sessum's wife, Mary, outside the jail. A March 12, 1968, Hattiesburg American article reported she "tried unsuccessfully to enter the courtroom carrying a .38 revolver in her purse." Percy Quinn, Cecil's defense attorney, said she carried it "for purposes of self-defense."

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Sessum, Cecil V.--Trials, litigation, etc. | Sessum, Cecil V.--Family | Sessum, Mary | Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966--Assassination | Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Mississippi | Trials (Murder)--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American civil rights workers--Violence against--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American civil rights workers--Crimes against--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Arson--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Courthouses--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Wives--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Hattiesburg (Miss.) | Forrest County (Miss.)
Collection:Moncrief photograph collection
Institution:Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History
Online Publisher:Jackson, Miss. : Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Library & Archives | 2007
Original Material:

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

Related Materials:

Forms part of Moncrief Photograph Collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents/er/moncrief/image.php?display=item&item=648