IMPORTANT - COVID-19 SPRING PILGRIMAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

W.I. Mitchell Home Site

In 1877, W.I. Mitchell became the first black principal of Union Academy, the first African-American school. Prior to becoming principal, he was also a teacher. From 1907 to 1913, he served as president of The Penny-Savings Bank, the first African-American bank in Columbus.

Request or View a Visitor's Guide