: This photograph shows David Jenkins. Born in Virginia in 1811, Jenkins moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1837. In 1844, he established the Palladium of Liberty, a weekly antislavery newspaper. He was active in the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad. In 1873, Jenkins moved to Mississippi to teach. Two years later, he was elected to the Mississippi legislature. He died in 1877. The 3.25-by-5-inch (8.26 by 12.70 cm) photograph appeared in An Official History of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Ohio, published in 1906. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1277_792541_033 Subjects
: African American Ohioans; Civil Liberties; African American newspapers; Underground Railroad; Portrait photography Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)