Film, Video Vernon Dahmer, Jr. oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 December 01
Vernon Dahmer, Jr. oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 December 01
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- Vernon Dahmer, Jr. oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2015 December 01
- Vernon Dahmer, Jr., remembers growing up near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and discusses his experiences relating to segregation and race, as a child and in the military. He also recalls the night his family's home in Hattiesburg was firebombed, killing his father, Vernon Dahmer, Sr., and his subsequent involvement in the trials of the Klu Klux Klan members who staged the bombing.
- Dahmer, Vernon, Jr., interviewee
- Crosby, Emilye, interviewer
- Bishop, John Melville, videographer
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Created / Published
- - Dahmer, Vernon,--Jr.--Interviews
- - Bowers, Samuel Holloway,--1924-2006
- - Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand,--1908-1966
- - Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Mississippi--History
- - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- - United States.--Air Force
- - United States.--Federal Bureau of Investigation
- - African American business enterprises--Mississippi--History
- - African American civil rights workers--Mississippi
- - Civil rights movements--Mississippi
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Grocery trade--Mississippi
- - Murder--Mississippi--Hattiesburg
- - Poll tax--Mississippi
- - Racially mixed families
- - Racially mixed people--Mississippi--Hattiesburg
- - Segregation in education--Mississippi
- - Violence--Mississippi--History
- - Voter registration--Mississippi
- - Hattiesburg (Miss.)--Race relations
- Personal narratives
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded at the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on December 1, 2015.
- - Civil Rights History Project collection (AFC 2010/039: 0114), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- - Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Vernon Dahmer, Jr. was born in 1929 in Kelly Settlement, Mississippi. The son of civil rights activist Vernon F. Dahmer, he joined the military in 1951, and after retiring from the Air Force, now resides in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
- - The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 12 video files (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (1:51:31) : digital, sound, color.
- transcript 1 item (.pdf) : text files.
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0114
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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Additional Metadata Formats
- African American Business Enterprises
- African American Civil Rights Workers
- Air Force
- Bowers, Samuel Holloway
- Civil Rights Movements
- Dahmer, Vernon
- Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Filmed Interviews
- Grocery Trade
- Hattiesburg (Miss.)
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- Oral Histories
- Personal Narratives
- Poll Tax
- Race Relations
- Racially Mixed Families
- Racially Mixed People
- Segregation in Education
- United States
- Video Recordings
- Voter Registration
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Chicago citation style:
Dahmer, Vernon, Jr., Interviewee, Emilye Crosby, John Melville Bishop, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Vernon Dahmer, Jr. oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655405/.
APA citation style:
Dahmer, V., Crosby, E., Bishop, J. M. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2015) Vernon Dahmer, Jr. oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016655405/.
MLA citation style:
Dahmer, Vernon, Jr., Interviewee, et al. Vernon Dahmer, Jr. oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016655405/>.