Horace King

Horace King (1807-1885) was a respected engineer who, as an enslaved person, worked with John Godwin to build bridges in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia, and after his emancipation in 1846 became one of the wealthiest free African Americans in Alabama. Following a period of reluctant work for the Confederacy during the Civil War, he served two terms in the Alabama legislature.

Collection of the Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia