The historic Reverend James Preston Poindexter was an abolitionist, civil rights activist, politician, and Baptist minister from Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Virginia but moved to Ohio early in his life. Poindexter was a man of integrity, faith, respect, and one who had a life long pursuit of social justice for all.
Naming this complex Poindexter Village served to honor this man and in turn allowed generation of African-American families to grow up in what many would consider a true "village". In the words of Aminah Robinson “A Street Called Home.”