Green Lawn - Rev. James Poindexter

Title

Green Lawn - Rev. James Poindexter

Subject

Green Lawn

Description

Rev. James Preston Poindexter became pastor of Second Baptist Church in 1858 after Second Baptist and the Anti-Slavery church merged. He joined the Underground Railroad shortly after coming to Columbus with his wife, Adella, in 1838. in 1880, he became the first African American elected to the Columbus City Council. In 1884, Poindexter was appointed to the Columbus Board of Education and was reelected four times.

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Citation

“Green Lawn - Rev. James Poindexter,” Teaching Columbus, accessed September 20, 2017, http://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/97.