Stallo Community

The Stallo Community is located in the northern part of Neshoba County. In the 1960s, concerned citizens in their community decided to organize their own civil rights organization and met on a monthly basis, or as often as needed. Many of the old pioneers of the Stallo Community worked very hard during the Civil Rights Movement. They included the late “Brother”Joe Lyons, who served as president of the NAACP for several years and Leddrew Moore who also served as NAACP president. Other pioneers were Alvin Burnside, Annie Bell Kelly, Lenora Welch, Solomon Jimmerson, Mary Batts, Betty Beamon and many more. These activists marched in Philadelphia, as well as Washington DC, carrying picket signs to let their opponents know that blacks were displeased and wanted change in Neshoba County.

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Neshoba County: African-American Heritage Driving Tour of Philadelphia Mississippi.