POLICE EXAMINE RUINS OF FIRE BOMBED HOUSE - 1966 Police examine the ruins of community leader Vernon Dahmer's house which was fire bombed by Klan members after Mr. Dahmer set up a voter registration drive for african-americans in his community. Mr. Dahmer died from injuries sustained during the attack but held Klan members off long enough for his wife and children to escape to safety.
ATTORNEY GENERAL FLOWERS REJECTS JURORS - 1965 Alabama Klansman Collie Wilkins leaves the courthouse where he will be tried for the murder of civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo. Cut to Attorney General Richmond Flowers telling reporters he rejected potential jurors for Wilkins trial because of racial prejudice.
Date: October 19, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:23:00, With Audio
COLLIE WILKINS ON TRIAL FOR KILLING - 1965 Wearing a 10-gallon hat Alabama Klansman Collie Wilkins is pursued by reporters both before and after his day in court on charges of killing civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo.
Date: October 21, 1965 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
MRS. ELLIE DAHMER TALKS ABOUT KLAN ATTACK - 1966 Mrs. Ellie Dahmer describes the Klan attack that took her husband Vernon Dahmer's life. Klan members retaliated against Mr. Dahmer after he set up a voter registration drive for african-americans in the store he owned.
FIRE BOMBED HOUSE OF VERNON DAHMER - 1966 Pan across the smoking ruins of NAACP chapter president and community leader Vernon Dahmer's house in Hattiesburg, MS. Klan members fire bombed the house and killed Mr. Dahmer in retaliation for his work in getting african-americans registered to vote.
FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR VERNON DAHMER - 1966 Mourners march through the streets of Hattiesburg, MS during a funeral procession for black community leader and civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer who was killed by Klan members after they fire bombed his house the night of January 10, 1966.
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR VERNON DAHMER - 1966 Family, friends and hundred more gather together to mourn the death of civil rights activist and Hattiesburg, MS community leader Vernon Dahmer who was killed by Klan members.
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR VERNON DAHMER - 1966 - 1 Zoom in on the weeping wife of slain civil rights community leader Vernon Dahmer while the choir sings during his funeral service. Klan members killed Mr. Dahmer in retaliation for his work in helping african-american members of his community register to vote.
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