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Count Them One by OneBlack Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote$
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Gordon A., Jr. Martin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737899

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.001.0001

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The Leader, Vernon Dahmer

The Leader, Vernon Dahmer

(p.176) Chapter 17 The Leader, Vernon Dahmer
Count Them One by One

Gordon A. Martin

University Press of Mississippi

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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