Description: Photograph of Yvonne Walker-Taylor in 1923 before leaving for Raleigh and a photo of an unidentified woman with a cow. This is one of several pages taken from a scrapbook that belonged to Yvonne Walker-Taylor. Walker-Taylor was the daughter of Bishop Dougal Ormonde Beaconfield Walker, the 66th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and president of Wilberforce University in the 1940s. Walker-Taylor later went on to follow in his footsteps, and became the first female African American college president in the United States when she was named president of Wilberforce in 1984. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: NAM_P2_B05F04_02_1 Subjects: Historical Black Colleges and Universities; Howard University; Wilberforce University; African American Educators; African American women
Description: Dated ca. 1953-1970, this photograph shows Indian Mill in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. A man and woman sit on the edge of the wall at the lower left corner of the mill.
After the War of 1812, members of the Wyandotte Tribe and a group of African Americans, comprised of both free and freedom seekers, settled near modern day Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Because these two communities lived close to each other and worked together, many of the Wyandottes accepted Christianity and adopted the customs of their African American neighbors, which resulted in limited perks from the federal government, including money to build a mill.
In 1820, a flour mill and sawmill were both constructed on the banks of the Sandusky River which allowed the Wyandottes and African Americans in the area to process their harvests and turn logs into timber to build their homes. However, under pressure from many white settlers who lived in the area surrounding the Wyandotte reservation, the federal government decided to permanently move the Wyandottes out of Ohio. Several years later, the last of the Wyandottes left the area.
The mills fell into disrepair and were abandoned. In 1861, the flour mill was rebuilt on the present site by Lewis Rummel, who used three water-powered turbines made by The James Leffel & Co. of Springfield, Ohio, in his new mill. The mill has been owned by various people over the years and was purchased by the Ohio History Connection in 1968.
Indian Mill is managed locally by the Wyandot County Archaeological & Historical Society. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01009 Subjects: Mills and mill-work -- Ohio; Wyandot Indians -- History; African American Ohioans; American Indians in Ohio; Historical Museums -- Ohio Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio)
Bishop Dougal Ormonde Beaconfield Walker, Reverend Higman and unidentified individuals at the grave of Reverend Cole, which is located in the cemetery of the Kingstown Methodist Church in the West IndiesSave
Description: Photograph of Bishop Dougal Ormonde Beaconfield Walker, Reverend Higman and unidentified individuals at the grave of Reverend Cole, which is located in the cemetery of the Kingstown Methodist Church in the West Indies. Bishop D.O.B. Walker was the 66th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He resided over the A.M.E. Fifth Episcopal District and was the 10th president of Wilberforce University. His daughter, Yvonne Walker-Taylor later became the first female African American college president in the United States when she was named the 16th president of Wilberforce University in 1984.
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: NAM_P2_B05F10_I_2 Subjects: Historical Black Colleges and Universities; Wilberforce University; African American men; African American women; African American Educators
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