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.
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.
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.
HUBERT HUMPHREY ON THE SOVIET UNION & U.S. IN ASIA - 1966 Vice President Hubert Humphrey talks about the Soviet Union and how, "It still is not exactly a loving partner of the United States of America." He also mentions the peace agreement between India and Pakistan and the United States decision to be a presence in Asia.
Date: January 28, 1966 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:25:00, With Audio
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.
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.
JAZZ PROMOTER GEORGE WEIN ON FESTIVAL CONTROVERSY - 1966 Jazz promoter and producer George Wein addresses community leaders and townspeople of Middletown, Rhode Island after some of them refuse to allow a jazz festival in their town. Mr. Wein is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and has been called the most important non-player in jazz history for his role in promoting the music through festivals and concerts.
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.
JAZZ FESTIVAL CONTROVERSY - 1966 The townspeople of Middletown, Rhode Island gather together to hear a panel of community leaders and others discuss a controversial proposal to have a Jazz Festival in their town. No one looks happy to be at the meeting.
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