Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Meyers Walker
Author and Speaker
Website URL
Ohio, True Crime, Prisons, Lazarus, Kahiki, Tiki, Coal Mining, Black Hand, Columbus State Community College, Lynching, Mob Violence, Organized Crime, Women, Murder
Additional Contact Information
I can be reached through Arcadia Publishing/The History Press, Twitter, or my website (

Personal Info

About Me

I am the author of ten published history books, and have appeared as an “expert” on the Investigation Discovery shows “Deadly Women” (11:11, “In the Family II”), and “Tabloid” (1:2, “Devils in Disguise”), as well as WOSU’s “All Sides with Ann Fisher,” and “Columbus Neighborhoods.”

I am a former board member of the Columbus Historical Society, and the Ted Lewis Museum.

Recent Publications
  • Lynching and Mob Violence in Ohio, 1772-1938 (2018)
  • Ohio’s Black Hand Syndicate: The Birth of Organized Crime in America (2018)
  • Carrying Coal to Columbus: Mining in the Hocking Valley  (2017)
  • Wicked Columbus, Ohio (2015)
  • Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Paradise in Columbus  (2014)
  • Inside the Ohio Penitentiary (2013)
  • Columbus State Community College: An Informal History (2013)
  • Look to Lazarus: The Big Store (2011)
  • Historic Columbus Crimes: Mama’s in the Furnace, the Thing & More (2010)
  • Central Ohio’s Historic Prisons (2009)
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Higher Ed, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Museums, Public History, Women, Art