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A Taste of Philadelphia, Mississippi

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PHILADELPHIA?
  1. Philadelphia is a city in and the county seat of Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,477 at the 2010 census.

  2. In the mid-twentieth century, Mississippi was a battleground of the civil rights movement as, like other states of the South, it had long disfranchised African Americans and subjected them to racial segregation and Jim Crow laws.

  3. Philadelphia in June 1964 was the scene of the murders of activists James Chaney, a 21-year-old black man from Meridian, Mississippi; Andrew Goodman, a 20-year-old Jewish anthropology student from New York; and Michael Schwerner, a 24-year-old Jewish CORE organizer and former social worker, also from New York. Their deaths demonstrated the risks that activists took to secure the constitutional rights of African Americans, but many more blacks than whites had been killed in the struggle.

  4. Ku Klux Klan members (including Cecil Ray Price, the deputy sheriff of Neshoba County) released the three young men from jail, took them to an isolated spot, and killed them. They buried them in an earthen dam. It was some time after they disappeared before the bodies were discovered, as a result of an FBI investigation and national media attention. The national outrage over their deaths helped procure support for Congressional passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The murders and related conspiracy gave rise to the "Mississippi Burning" trial, United States v. Price.

  5. Marcus Dupree played high school football for the Philadelphia High School Tornadoes from 1978 to 1981. He was an outstanding athlete who was widely recognized for his achievements.

  6. In May 2009, Philadelphia elected its first black mayor, James A. Young, a 53-year-old Pentecostal preacher and a former county supervisor.

Radio Stations


WMBU 89.1 FM Forest, MS Religious
WYAZ 89.5 FM Yazoo City, MS Religious
WQVI 90.5 FM Madison, MS Talk
WSQH 91.7 FM Decatur, MS Religious
WKZB 95.1 FM Marion, MS Classic Hits
WKOZ 98.3 FM Carthage, MS Rhythmic Oldies
WJDQ 101.3 FM Meridian, MS Top-40
WZKR 103.3 FM Collinsville, MS Talk
WZKS 104.1 FM Union, MS Urban Contemporary
WJDX 105.1 FM Kosciusko, MS Classic Hits
WJXM 105.7 FM De Kalb, MS Urban Contemporary
WMXU 106.1 FM Starkville, MS Urban Contemporary
WKXI 107.5 FM Magee, MS Urban Contemporary
WFCA 107.9 FM Ackerman, MS Gospel Music

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Demographics of Philadelphia, Mississippi

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

55.54%

40.12%

2.01%

0.49%

1.51%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Philadelphia, Mississippi

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Businesses in Philadelphia, Mississippi


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


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  1. Peggy's -  Category: Southern Restaurants -   512 Bay St E Philadelphia, MS 39350 (601) 656-3478   - (review)

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