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"At the turn of the century, African Americans came up from the south looking for a better life and some of them settled in a shantytown called the Blackberry Patch in Columbus, Ohio. My grandmother and grandfather came, and their sisters and brothers; they were all part of this northwood migration.

The day came when the shacks in the Blackberry Patch were torn down to set up Poindexter Village, the third metropolitan housing authority development in the United States. It was named for the Reverend James Preston Poindexter (1819-1907)."

(A Street Called Home, Harcourt Brace and Company: San Diego, 1997.)

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