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AN INTERESTING WPA NARRATIVE

 

 

 

Montgomery, Isaiah T.

 

Isaiah T.  Montgomery  was  born  May 21,  1847  on  Hurricane  Island, Warren County, Mississippi -- the property of Joseph E. Davis, brother of the celebrated chief of the Southern Confederacy. His parents were Benjamin Thornton and Mary Montgomery. He was taught the elements of common education by his father. Isaiah was set to work at the age of 9 years in the office of Mr. Davis in the capacity of…

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Added by James Rose on January 2, 2013 at 12:33pm — 3 Comments

Courage...

Watching the Oprah Show today (4 May 2011) and seeing all the original Freedom Riders had me thinking about our Cousin Horatio Thompson born 1914 to James Thompson and Eleanor Etelka Cabrere Thompson.  Horatio’s father James is the son of Great Aunt Alice Thompson the sister of Grandma Phine (Josephine Thompson DeLavallade).

 

 The reason Oprah’s show had me thinking of Horatio he was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where the first Civil…

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Added by Patricia 'Pat' Armstrong Watkins on February 5, 2014 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Langston Hughes in his own words

A recording of Langston Hughes in his own words about his family, his poetry and his travels. It is about an hour long. http://tinyurl.com/3bh2le6

Added by Robert Goins on April 27, 2011 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

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