Philadelphia is a city and the county seat of Neshoba County, Mississippi. It's place in history was cemented in 1964, when three civil rights workers were murdered just outside the town after spending hours in custody in Philadelphia proper. Local law enforcement officials played an active role in the murders.
Philadelphia, Mississippi in "He Woke in Darkness"
In his recurring nightmare, former deputy Cecil Price dreamed of being murdered along with two Black Muslims near Philadelphia, much as Price and certain colleagues had facilitated the murder of the three civil rights workers in real life.