JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Legislature honored civil rights activist Vernon F. Dahmer Sr. at the State Capitol in Jackson Friday morning.
Dahmer was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on Jan. 10, 1966.
Gov. Phil Bryant has declared Jan. 10 as Vernon Dahmer Day and it is also the 50th anniversary of the Klan attack.
Dahmer helped citizens register to vote during the civil rights movement.