Lynching of Zachariah Walker

Lynching of Zachariah Walker (HM9MT)

Location: Coatesville, PA 19320 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 58.26', W 75° 49.908'

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An African American steelworker, Walker was burned to death by a mob near here on August 13, 1911. He was accused of killing Edgar Rice, a white security guard and a former borough policeman. Fifteen local men and teenage boys were indicted for their involvement in Walker's death but were acquitted of all charges. Nationwide outrage led to the NAACP's national anti-lynching campaign and inspired Pennsylvania's 1923 anti-lynching law.
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HM NumberHM9MT
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Year Placed2006
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 428967 N 4424869
Decimal Degrees39.97100000, -75.83180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.26', W 75° 49.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 15.60" N, 75° 49' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 165 Doe Run Rd, Coatesville PA 19320, US
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