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Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lightfoot Park

Horace L. Lightfoot (1927-1976)

 

—Tradesman • Businessman • Public Servant —

 
Lightfoot Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Lightfoot Park Marker
Inscription.
• Claiborne County native educated in local schools and Alcorn A & M College

• First black citizen elected to the Claiborne County Board of Education - 1969 to 1974

• Operated a successful business on this site

• Owned an electrical and plumbing contracting business serving the community
 
Location. 31° 57.731′ N, 90° 59.001′ W. Marker is in Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling west on Orange Street. Touch for map. Located across from the Claiborne County Courthouse and near the Confederate statue. Marker is at or near this postal address: Orange Street, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Port Gibson Boycott (a few steps from this marker); Claiborne County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Claiborne County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist M.B. Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gage House (about 800 feet away); The Bernheimer Complex
Marker and view of Lightfoot Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Marker and view of Lightfoot Park.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Port Gibson (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Black History. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationIndustry & Commerce
 
View of Port Gibson Boycott marker and mural in Lightfoot Park . image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. View of Port Gibson Boycott marker and mural in Lightfoot Park .
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 127 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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