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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: 727
  • Description: January 25, 1968, Forrest County Circuit Court (Hattiesburg, Miss.) arraignment of suspects in the January 1966 murder of Vernon Dahmer and the firebombing of his house and store. Suspects walk from the jail to the courtroom, under guard. This photograph appeared on page one of the January 26, 1968, Hattiesburg American.
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