Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church is located at 257 Carver Avenue. When the civil rights workers first come to Philadelphia, Mt. Nebo was the only church that would allow CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) to hold mass meetings to register people to vote. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a memorial service at Mt. Nebo was the headquarters for a county-wide boycott to protest repeated incidences of police brutality. There is a monument to Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in front of Mt. Nebo. The “Community Welfare Club”donated this monument.

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