Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Horace L. Lightfoot (1927-1976)
Tradesman Businessman Public Servant
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 Gage House (about 800 feet away); The Bernheimer Complex (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 Americans • Education • Industry & Commerce •
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 155 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.