Lightfoot, Horace L.

Horace Lightfoot lived from 1927 to 1976. He was a tradesman, businessman, and public servant. He was a native of neighboring Claiborne County. He received his education at local schools and Alcorn A&M College. In 1960, he became the first black citizen elected to the Claiborne County Board of Education. He also successfully ran his own electrical and plumbing contracting business.

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“People of Port Gibson”http://www.nostalgiaville.com/travel/Mississippi/natchez%20trace/port%20gibson/port%20gibson.htm