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.
- Jeff Lafever, Executive Director, The Columbus Historical Society
- Bettye Stull, Curator, Columbus Historical Society’sPoindexter Village: A Portrait in Stories
- Myron Lowery, Retired Memphis City Council Chairman and former Poindexter resident
- Sandra Jamison, Advisory Board Member, James Preston Poindexter Foundation
This show originally aired on June 16, 2016 at 11 a.m.