Talley, Pete

Mr. Talley was the NAACP President in 1989 when the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors redistricted Neshoba County, making District 5 a predominantly African-American community, thus giving blacks more influence in county politics. In that same year, he was very instrumental in making the 25th anniversary observance a reality. He also helped to start the Boys and Girls Club in Philadelphia/Neshoba County.

Sources:

Neshoba County: African-American Heritage Driving Tour of Philadelphia Mississippi.http://www.neshobajustice.com/documents/RootsofStruggle.pdf