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Reverend James Poindexter portrait
Description: Carte de visite portrait of Reverend James Poindexter (1819-1907) of the Second Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Virginia, Reverend Poindexter settled in Columbus in his youth and worked as a barber. He was ordained at the Second Baptist Church in 1849, and later served as its pastor from for several decades. He was politically active in the Columbus community in the abolition movement, education, the Underground Railroad and city council, among other causes. In 1940, Poindexter became the namesake of Poindexter Village, the first public housing development in Ohio and the second in the country, constructed as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P104_B01F03_01
Subjects: Poindexter, James Preston, 1819-1907; Abolitionists -- Ohio; Civil rights; Social reformers; African American Ohioans;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)