1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) African Americans--Mississippi--Davis Bend.

  1. Benjamin T. Montgomery family papers, 1872-1987

    15 items. 1 container. .4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Papers relating to Benjamin T. Montgomery, his son Isaiah T. Montgomery, other children and grandchildren, and material concerning the African American towns of Davis Bend and Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Benjamin T. Montgomery was born into slavery, enslaved by Joseph Davis (older brother of Jefferson Davis), manager and later owner of Davis Bend, Mississippi, and an inventor. Isaiah Montgomery founded Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Diary, speeches, biographical essays, and printed matter concerning Mound Bayou.