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Tractor ride at Dahmer fish fry

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Creator:Randall, Herbert, 1936-
Title:Tractor ride at Dahmer fish fry
Date:1964 July 4

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Local teenager Doug Smith drives one of Vernon Dahmer's tractors pulling a flat bed hauling group of Freedom Summer volunteers. The group includes Arthur Reese (holding a radio), Terri Shaw (barely visible behind Reese), Sandy Leigh (sitting with his feet hanging off the right side of the flat bed), Patricia von Yorck (to the right of Leigh), and Susan Patterson wearing sun glasses at far right). To the right of Doug Smith on the tractor is Vernon Dahmer's son Dennis. The photograph was taken at the fish fry given for the volunteers by local civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer on the Dahmer property in the Kelly Settlement, to the north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on July 4,1964. The gathering marked the official beginning of Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Reese, Arthur | Shaw, Terri Charlotte, 1940- | Leigh, Sandy | von Yorck, Patricia | Smith, Doug | Dahmer, Dennis, 1953- | Patterson, Susan | Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966--Homes and haunts | Randall, Herbert, 1936- | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Forrest County | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American teenagers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American teenagers--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Forrest County | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American men--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American men--Mississippi--Forrest County | African American children--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African American children--Mississippi--Forrest County | Men, White--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Men, White--Mississippi--Forrest County | Women, White--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women, White--Mississippi--Forrest County | Farm tractors--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Farm tractors--Mississippi--Forrest County | Portable radios--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Portable radios--Mississippi--Forrest County | Clothing and dress | Social movements--United States--History--20th Century | Mississippi Freedom Project | Kelly Settlement (Hattiesburg, Miss.) | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 14, M351-130, M351 Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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