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Frame 07: Destroyed Church

Frame 07: Destroyed Church | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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.'"
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.'"
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:97712
Creation Date:1964-09-20  
Creator Name:Unknown
City:McComb
County:
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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Filmstrip produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) during Freedom Summer, frame 7 of 79
SUBJECTS
Trees
Building failures
Men
Outdoor photography
Political parties
Civil rights
Violence
Filmstrip
Church buildings

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