Photo Gallery: The Some People Of That Place
A Documentary Photographic Exhibit by Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner.
Photo by Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner. (left to right) Robert G. Clark, Mary Lee Hightower, and Walter Pitchford In the 1967 county elections, 12 black candidates ran for 22 county office, the first time since Reconstruction 100 years before. Robert Clark, a popular schoolteacher and coach, ran for and won the position of State Representative in 1967. He retired from nine four-year terms in 2003 as Speaker Pro Tempore, second in power only to the Speaker of the House. Image appears courtesy of the ar