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|Creator:||Moncrief, Winfred H., 1923-|
|Title:||Sessums Trial, May 1968|
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. Billy Roy Pitts (left) escorted by U.S. deputy marshal. This photograph appeared on page one of the March 14, 1968, Hattiesburg American.
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|Types:||Black-and-white photographs | StillImage|
|Subjects:||Pitts, Billy Roy--Trials, litigation, etc. | Sessum, Cecil V.--Trials, litigation, etc. | 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 | Witnesses--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|
Moncrief (Winfred) Photograph Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi.
Forms part of Moncrief Photograph Collection.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/moncrief/image.php?display=item&item=720|