Gort Jr., Solomon

SOLOMON GORT, JR., (1936-1989), was born in Bolivar County, Mississippi. He had a distinguished career of service, which took him throughout the South, as well as to California, Illinois, New York, and Washington DC. Mr. Gort’s work reflected his commitment to Christian ministry, as well as public policy, including consulting for the USDA, Head Start, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, the Tuscon Early Childhood Model, the Choctaw Reservation, and the Hampton Institute. He served as Executive Secretary of the Tallahatchie Development League in Tutwiler from 1971 until his death.