DCA Staff Attends Event Celebrating the Founder of Historical MS Black Town- Mound Bayou

Delta Citizens Alliance Executive Director Larry Williams and Operations Manager, Tasha Griffin recently attended the Symposium In Recognition of Mound Bayou Co-Founder, Isaiah T. Montgomery held on May 21, 2013 in Mound Bayou, MS at First Baptist Church.  The symposium entitled “The World and Mind of Isaiah T Montgomery: The Greatness of a Compromised Man” was led by Dr. Matthew Holden, Jr. the Wepner Distinguished Professor in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a native Mound Bayouian.  He and his wife, Dorothy Holden also created the Isaiah T. Montgomery Studies project.  The host partners of the symposium included the City of Mound Bayou, the Mound Bayou Public School Alumni Association (MBPSAA), the historic Mound Bayou Foundation, and the Mound Bayou Civic Club.

Mound Bayou is the second oldest town in America that was established by blacks in 1887.  Dr Elaine Baker, the President of the MBPSAA also serves on the DCA Board of Directors.