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Horton, John Benjamin

(born: 1904  -  died: 1997) 

Born in Georgia, Colonel J. B. Horton came to Kentucky in 1940 to become an advertising salesman with the Louisville Defender newspaper, then advanced to advertising director. Horton left the newspaper in 1954 and founded J. Benjamin Horton & Assoc., Inc., Advertising and Public Relations Consultants.

He also published three magazines: Louisville Buyers Guide, News Digest, and Kentucky Negro Journal. He also published books: Not Without Struggle, Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers in Kentucky, and Old War Horse of Kentucky.

For more see Horton's biography, Flights from Doom.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: The Louisville defender (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Louisville buyers guide (periodical)
NKAA Source: News digest (periodical)
NKAA Source: Kentucky Negro journal (periodical)
NKAA Source: Not without struggle : an account of the most significant political and social-action changes that have occurred in the lives of black Kentuckians in the twentieth century
NKAA Source: Profiles of contemporary black achievers of Kentucky: a brief account of individual Black achievers of Kentucky whose qualities and attainments against the odds of circumstance distinguish them from the unexceptional
NKAA Source: Old war horse of Kentucky: a gripping biographical narrative about the life and achievements of Albert Ernest Meyzeek
NKAA Source: Flights from doom

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“Horton, John Benjamin,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed February 2, 2023,

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