The Resource When evil lived in Laurel : the "White Knights" and the murder of Vernon Dahmer, Curtis Wilkie

When evil lived in Laurel : the "White Knights" and the murder of Vernon Dahmer, Curtis Wilkie

Label
When evil lived in Laurel : the "White Knights" and the murder of Vernon Dahmer
Title
When evil lived in Laurel
Title remainder
the "White Knights" and the murder of Vernon Dahmer
Statement of responsibility
Curtis Wilkie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The inside story of how a courageous FBI informant helped to bring down the KKK chapter responsible for a brutal civil rights-era killing. By early 1966, the civil rights work of Vernon Dahmer, head of the Forrest County chapter of the NAACP and a dedicated advocate for voter registration, was well-known in Mississippi. This put him in the crosshairs of the White Knights, one of the most violent sects of the KKK in the South--which carried out his murder in a raid that burned down his home and store. A riveting account of the incident and its aftermath, When Evil Lived in Laurel is a tale of obsession, in which the infamous Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers became so fixated on killing Dahmer that the bungled attack ultimately led to Bowers's downfall and the destruction of his virulently racist organization. Drawing on the diary of a former Klan infiltrator who risked his life to help break the White Knights, veteran journalist Curtis Wilkie brings fresh light to this chapter in the history of civil rights in the South"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkie, Curtis
Dewey number
305.8009762/55
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M6
LC item number
W55 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand
  • Landrum, Tom
  • Bowers, Samuel Holloway
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Laurel (Miss.)
  • Bowers, Samuel Holloway
  • Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand
  • United States
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Employees
  • Race relations
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
When evil lived in Laurel : the "White Knights" and the murder of Vernon Dahmer, Curtis Wilkie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1196175516
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781324005759
Lccn
2021001786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620487
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
When evil lived in Laurel : the "White Knights" and the murder of Vernon Dahmer, Curtis Wilkie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1196175516
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781324005759
Lccn
2021001786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620487
Other physical details
illustrations

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