Members of the Philadelphia Coalition receiving 2005 award

The Philadelphia Coalition is a multiracial group of concerned local citizens that was formed around a call for justice in the case of three civil rights workers—James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael “Mickey” Schwerner—who were murdered here in Neshoba County, Mississippi, in 1964.

June 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer and the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

In commemoration, the community of Neshoba County will host a week of events.



The Philadelphia Coalition      P.O. Box 330     Philadelphia MS 39350