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Remembering Poindexter Village

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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The late, famed artist, Aminah Robinson, often depicted scenes of her life in Poindexter Village.

Columbus’ Poindexter Village was dedicated as a public housing development in 1940 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It aimed to give African Americans affordable living and later, became known as a beloved, thriving community for many years. Today, only two buildings remain of the original development, but Poindexter is being remembered as it once was, with a new exhibit by the Columbus Historical Society called Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories.


This show originally aired on June 16, 2016 at 11 a.m.


The Columbus Historical Society's Poindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories will be featured for one year. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1XMgtbd

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