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Sessums Trial, May 1968

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Creator:Moncrief, Winfred H., 1923-
Title:Sessums Trial, May 1968
Date:1968 May

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 greeted by wife, Mary, outside the jail, surrounded by unidentified escort and reporters. This photograph appeared on page one of the March 11, 1968, Hattiesburg American.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Sessum, Cecil V. | Sessum, Cecil V.--Family | Sessum, Cecil V.--Trials, litigation, etc. | 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 | Reporters and reporting--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Trials--Press coverage--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Press coverage--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Wives--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=711