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Frame 07: Destroyed Church

Frame 07: Destroyed Church
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Title: Frame 07: Destroyed Church
Description: 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
September 20, 1964 
City, State: McComb, Mississippi
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party : Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Records, 1962-1971
Genre: Photograph
Filmstrip produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) during Freedom Summer, frame 7 of 79
Subjects: Trees
Political parties
Church buildings
Outdoor photography
Building failures
Civil rights

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