Voting Rights | Martyrs For The Right To Vote

Ellie Dahmer

Ellie Dahmer, wife of Vernon Dahmer of Hattiesburg, who was killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan for offering to pay poll taxes for those who couldn’t afford the fee required to vote.

Dahmer was targeted because he encouraged fellow African-Americans to register to vote

Ellie Dahmer, wife of Vernon Dahmer of Hattiesburg, who was killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan for offering to pay poll taxes for those who couldn’t afford the fee required to vote.

Dahmer was targeted because he encouraged fellow African-Americans to register to vote

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