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  • Title: Moncrief Collection photograph
  • Author: Winfred Moncrief
  • Publisher: MDAH
  • Source: forms part of Moncrief Photograph Collection
  • Date original created: 1968-05
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  • Caption: Sessums Trial, May 1968
  • Print Number: 712
  • Description: 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. Sessum greeted by wife, Mary, outside the jail, surrounded by unidentified escort and reporters. This photograph appeared on page one of the March 11, 1968, Hattiesburg American.
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