From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

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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“Horton, John Benjamin,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 19, 2024,

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