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us: Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1908-03-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1966-01-10
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hattiesburg (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Hattiesburg (Miss.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: National Council of Churches. Delta Ministry
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Civil rights workers
          (lcsh) Social reformers
      • Sources

        • found: Bates, Ruth Lindsey. Before there was a Mississippi, c1999: p. 58, etc. (Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer; b. Mar. 10, 1908, Kelly Settlement, Hattiesburg, Miss.; pres. Hattiesburg Branch of NAACP, killed, 1966, in fire-bombing)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand; civil rights activist, lynching victim, social reformer; born 10 March 1908 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States; the eighth of twelve children of a white father and a mother of mixed racial heritage; became a successful commercial farmer and businessman; became president of the county NAACP (1956); allowed his grocery store to act as a polling place (1963); worked closely with the National Council of Churches' Delta Ministry; registered to vote (1965); announced on local radio that he would collect the poll tax for registrants at his store and pay it for those who could not afford to (1966); Ku Klux Klansmen burned his store and house; died in hospital from burns later that afternoon.; died 10 January 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States)
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