The Jewel of the Delta




The Jewel of the Delta – The founding of Mound Bayou is about how two former slaves, Isaiah T. Montgomery and Benjamin T. Green, established an all black town in the deep South of the Mississippi Delta. Through hard work and sheer determination, they and other brave settlers persevered to build a thriving town. The book covers the history of the town from its inception through the 1950’s. The author, Floyd Stokes, was born and raised in Mound Bayou and draws from the rich history passed down from generation to generation.

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