$284,000 Grant For Isaiah T. Montgomery House In Mound Bayou

MOUND BAYOU, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Isaiah T. Montgomery House in Mound Bayou has been awarded a $284,000 grant from the National Park Service. The Mississippi Heritage Trust is proposing restoring the home built in 1910 by Isaiah T. Montgomery, who was born into slavery and worked after the Civil War to secure African American’s protections under the law. Montgomery led fellow freed slaves to establish the all-black community of Mound Bayou in 1887. As Mound Bayou grew, the home served as a private residence, civic space, and home to African American medical professionals from the nearby Taborian Hospital. The group intends to repair the home’s exterior and renovate interior rooms for use as a retreat center and museum. The money is part of more than $1.33M for projects across Mississippi from the federal African American Civil Rights Grants Program.


1 Comment on "$284,000 Grant For Isaiah T. Montgomery House In Mound Bayou"

  1. Thank goodness! At last! I happen to be writing his biography!!
    LaFlorya Gauthier, Author

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