Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, Sr

Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, Sr

Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
Death 10 Jan 1966 (aged 57)
Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Eastabuchie, Jones County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 17694683 · View Source
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Social Reformer. A successful businessman, he was a leader of voter registration drives for African Americans in the American South during the 1960s. He served as president of the Forrest County, Mississippi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. On the night of January 10, 1966, his home was the target of a firebomb by the white supremest organization the Ku Klux Klan. His family was able to escape but he died the next day from his injuries. In August of 1998, Samuel H. Bowers, former Imperial Wizard of the KKK, was convicted of Dahmer's murder.

Bio by: Patricia Langley Harvey

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  • Originally Created by: Patricia Langley Harvey
  • Added: 26 Jan 2007
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, Sr (10 Mar 1908–10 Jan 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17694683, citing Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Eastabuchie, Jones County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .