286 A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI having the files on several civil rights era killings re- opened. On June 14, 2014, almost fifty years to the day after Andrew Goodman’s murder, Molpus took David Goodman, Andrew Goodman’s brother to the murder site. David had never seen the place where his brother had been killed. Racial attitudes in the East Central region slowly began to shift. In 1969, Charles Evers left the area to PEAVEY ELECTRONICS Hartley Peavey, Mississippi native and founder of Peavey Electronics Corporation, developed his talent and passion for music technology in his hometown of Meridian. Growing up, Peavey worked in his father’s local music store, Peavey’s Melody Music, where he often interacted with up-and-coming musicians of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1957, drawing inspiration from a Bo Diddley concert, Peavey decided to become a rock-and-roll guitarist, convert his acoustic guitar to electric, and build an amplifier. While in high school, Peavey began to envision his future music company, drafting guitar designs, as well as the famous Peavey logo. He constructed the first Peavey-brand amplifier in the basement of his family’s home in 1961. Just four years later in 1965, Hartley Peavey founded Peavey Electronics Corporation using the attic space above his father’s music store as his first base of operations. Peavey’s company quickly rose to success, and during the next five decades, solidified its reputation as a leader in the music industry. Today, Hartley has grown his one-man company into one of the world's largest makers and suppliers of musical instruments, amplifiers, and professional audio systems—distributing more than 2,000 products to more than 130 countries. Peavey Electronics has ushered in great advancements in the science of sound, such as pioneering the use of computers to make better guitars, and creating the first computer-configurable audio system, MediaMatrix, a move that triggered a digital revolution in the audio industry the company continues to lead today. Over the years, Hartley Peavey has been recognized for his entrepreneurship and his company’s immense success in the music industry. In 1988, Peavey was inducted into the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Hall of Fame, and in 1990 inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. Peavey Electronics opened its current international headquarters in Meridian on the company’s twenty-fifth anniversary in 1990. The facility includes a complete recording studio, a 227-seat auditorium, and multimedia studios and classrooms for training and education. A proactive innovator and industry leader, Peavey continues to develop cutting-edge products and categories which will leave an indelible influence on the history of music and sound. become mayor of Fayette, making him the first African American man since Reconstruction to be elected as a mayor of a Mississippi city. In Neshoba County, Cecil Price, Jr., the son of Deputy Cecil Price, and Marcus Dupree, an African American student, started first grade together in the same integrated school in Philadelphia and became friends. They played on the same high school football team. They visited each other’s homes. Author PHOTO COURTESY OF PEAVEY ELECTRONICS