In 1887, seizing an opportunity to fulfill his father’s dream of an all-black colony and piggybacking on the black emigration to the Mississippi Delta, Isaiah T. Montgomery convinced his cousin Ben Green, to join him in the creation of a new vision; an all-black, self-governing town called Mound Bayou. Living in the Town I.T. Montgomery Built presents the stories of the descendants of the displaced Africans who had a dream to live again as free men in a world where they could determine their fates.
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