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James Poindexter Collection
Description: Photographic reproduction of a portrait depicting Rev. James P. Poindexter (1819-1907), an abolitionist, pastor and politician. He moved to Columbus in 1838 with his wife Adelia Atkinson, where he lived until his death in 1907. Poindexter served as pastor of the Second Baptist Church, assisted escaping slaves traveling through Columbus, founded the Colored Soldiers Relief Society during the Civil War, and served in political positions at the state and municipal level. In 1880 he became the first African American elected to the Columbus City Council. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02703
Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--Religion in Ohio; Poindexter, James Preston, 1819-1907; Underground Railroad--Ohio; Antislavery movements--Ohio--History--19th century; Columbus (Ohio). City Council; American Baptist Church--Clergy
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)