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Isaiah Montgomery

Born: May 21, 1847

Death: Mar 5, 1924

Nationality: United States

Isaiah Montgomery

Date of Birth : May 21, 1847
Date of Death : Mar 5, 1924

Isaiah T. Montgomery was the son of Ben Montgomery, and the founder of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Soon elected mayor, he was an active politician, even participating in the 1890 Mississippi constitutional convention which adopted a state constitution that disfranchised black voters for decades, using poll taxes and literacy tests. He was seen as promoting an accommodationist position, a position which would soon be shared by another former slave and eventual black leader Booker T. Washington.

Parents


  • Ben Montgomery
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