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

Snorton, Charles C.

(born: 1908  -  died: 2000) 

Charles C. Snorton was a civil rights leader in Cleveland, OH. He was born in Crofton, KY, and was a 1937 sociology graduate of Kentucky State University. Snorton was one of the first members of the Future Outlook League in Cleveland, the organization was formed in 1935 and one of the goals was to encourage white business owners in predominately Black neighborhoods to hire African Americans. When talking did not work, members picketed and used economic boycotts. According to Snorton's newspaper obituary, he is credited for integrating the Ohio Bell Telephone Co., Cleveland Transit System, and trade union apprentice programs. Snorton, who was a World War II veteran, had been a chauffeur and a liquor store manager in Cleveland. Charles Conklin Snorton was the son of Andrew and Maggie Johnson Snorton, and an uncle to Matt Snorton. For more see A. Baranick, "Charles Snorton, pushed white employers to hire blacks," Plain Dealer, 05/25/2000, Metro section, p.9B.

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NKAA Entry: Snorton, Hickman Matthew "Matt"
NKAA Source: Plain dealer, The (newspaper) (Cleveland)

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