Frame 07: Destroyed Church | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Frame 07: Destroyed Church


A man stands inside the ruins of a church building. When printed in the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Education Fund Report, vol. II, no. 1, this photograph bore the following caption: "McComb, Miss.: The Society Hill Missionary Baptist Church, almost demolished September 20th, is one of 36 Negro churches bombed or burned in Mississippi this year. It had been used as a Freedom School. The arrests of over 75 McComb Negroes followed shortly after this incident and the bombing of the home of Mrs. Alyene Quin the same night... The Pike County sheriff later told Rev. Taylor, pastor of the bombed church, 'You niggers is just bombing one another.'"


Image ID: 97712

Creation Date: 1964-09-20 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: McComb


State: Mississippi

Collection Name: Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party : Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party records, 1962-1971

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: transparency, black and white

Original Format Number: PH 6705

Original Dimensions: 35mm


Filmstrip produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) during Freedom Summer, frame 7 of 79


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