Thursday, February 10, 2005

Montgomery Studies Project launched

The Isaiah T. Montgomery Studies Project has been established to encourage and produce political, economic and cultural studies related to Isaiah T. Montgomery, co-founder of Mound Bayou in Bolivar County and the only black delegate to the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890. Montgomery's speech at the Convention, in which he endorsed the Constitution, has been republished by the Project.

The publication, What Answer? Speech in Support of Franchise Committee Report, Mississippi Constitutional Convention, 1890, makes the speech available to scholars and students. The Project also plans to collect other Isaiah T. Montgomery documents and to begin a cultural study of Montgomery's house in Mound Bayou. For more information, e-mail Matthew Holden, Studies Project president, ITMproject@aol.com.

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