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Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
City Hall 2nd Floor
90 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Helen Jenkins Davis

In 1918, Helen Jenkins Davis fought for her right to serve the children of Columbus as one of the first African-American Columbus City Schools teachers. After over thirty years of service to the city, she realized that she had exclusively taught African-American children. In 1976, Jenkins Davis led the lawsuit that helped to desegregate Columbus City Schools, and propel Columbus in the direction of equality.