Join Central Arkansas NABSW for a special book signing and discussion on the state of African American Families in Arkansas. This discussion will be led by a dynamic mother and son who have achieved success in their respective fields.
Raye J. Montague, RPE, is a retired internationally registered professional engineer. She earned her BS at the University of Arkansas AM&N (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff). She began a career in Washington, DC with the United States Navy in 1956 and retired in 1990. Montague is credited with the rough draft of the first U.S. Naval ship design using a computer (FFG-7 Class: 1971) which revolutionized naval ship design and was awarded the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1972; the Navy’s third-highest civilian award.
Dr. David R. Montague is an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and director of the UALR Senior Justice Center. He has published numerous articles and reports, and is the coauthor of the book "Travesty of Justice: The politics of crack cocaine and the dilemma of the Congressional Black Caucus."