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The Leader, Vernon Dahmer

The Leader, Vernon Dahmer

Chapter:
(p.176) Chapter 17 The Leader, Vernon Dahmer
Source:
Count Them One by One
Author(s):
Gordon A. Martin
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0018

This chapter focuses on government witness Vernon Dahmer, who served as president of Forrest County’s tiny, furtive, but durable NAACP chapter until the year before his death. Dahmer was also a generous, courageous, and respected community leader. His testimony helped demonstrate the pattern of discrimination in the county.

Keywords:   government witness, testimony, NAACP, community leader, discrimination

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