Emancipation Day Parade

Black citizens in Columbus celebrate Emancipation Day with a parade on Mt. Vernon for many of the Knights of Pythian lodges, a gathering of the Colored Women’s Suffrage Association of Columbus (where Dora Sandoe Bachman, first woman elected to the Columbus School Board, speaks), and a large picnic at Glenmary Park, a large nature park near Worthington on Route 23 across from Camp Mary Orton. The mural you see here was painted by Ms. Aminah Robinson in 1993.