A Biography of Isaiah Thornton Montgomery

by LaFlorya Gauthier



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781489738196
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781489738189

About the Book

In all the annals of slavery in the United States of America, there is no other story like that of the Montgomerys, they were freed by taking refuge in Ohio during the Civil War. Then they returned to the place of their bondage, legally freed by the Thirteenth Amendment. They bought and operated the plantations of their bondage, plus an adjacent plantation, and won numerous prizes for their cotton. And although this experiment failed, the idea of a permanent home for blacks did not. For Isaiah carried out his father’s lifelong plan of a permanent homeland for blacks and founded Mound Bayou, Mississippi in 1887.

About the Author

The author has been a newspaper and magazine journalist, and a radio producer/announcer. As a radio producer she hosted and produced a program at Radio Canada International, Montreal, for the African market in English and French. As well, she did extensive free-lance work in both official languages. She was the producer and announcer for a weekly program in French at Radio Nord Joli, as well as a board member in St. Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec for seven years. She is a published author: “Whispers in the Sand”, published by Genesis Press, in three editions and translated into Swahili and also published by Ballantine Books; “Charlotte’s Tree” and “The Romance Writer’s Handbook” published by IUniverse, plus numerous other books with a publisher that has ceased publishing. (Therefore, all rights to books published with them have reverted to her). She was in charge of the English Language Service at Radio Senegal in Dakar for ten years and was educated at universities in the United States and Montreal. She was the founding president of the first romance writers association in Montreal: Writers Association for Romance and Mainstream (WARM). She is a member of and literary judge for Quebec Writer’s Federation, Montreal. Her Internet media connections are: eBay, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Google (also one of her Internet search engines), Pinterest, Yahoo and Amazon. Her new Website is under construction.