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B. F. Bourn, Storekeeper and Freedom Fighter

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0015
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on another government witness, Benjamin Franklin “B. F.” Bourn, who ran the grocery and meat market in the heart of black Hattiesburg. In 1946 he helped establish Forrest ... More


The Leader, Vernon Dahmer

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0018
Subject:
History, Political History

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 ... More


The Reverends James C. Chandler and Wayne Kelly Pittman

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0016
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on government witnesses Reverend James C. Chandler and Reverend Wayne Kelly Pittman. Chandler became pastor of the Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in December 1954. He ... More


The Reverend Wendell Phillips Taylor

Gordon A. Martin

in Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737899
eISBN:
9781604737905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0017
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on government witness Reverend Wendell Phillips Taylor, who possessed a unique aura of sophistication. Aside from his two degrees from Columbia University, and his column, ... More


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