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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 7, 2020 10:55 AM
From: Senator Andrew E. Dinniman
To: All Senate members
Subject: Road Designation: Zachariah Walker
I will soon introduce legislation to name Youngsburg Road-State Road 3043 in South Coatesville Borough, from the intersection of Modena Road to the southern border of South Coatesville Borough,  the Zachariah Walker Memorial Road. 

This road goes past a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum sign, explaining that Walker, an African American steelworker, was burned to death by a mob on August 13, 1911.  Nation-wide outrage led to the NAACP's national anti-lynching campaign and inspired Pennsylvania's 1923 anti-lynching law. The portion of this road includes the site of the  church where the Coatesville Branch of the NAACP was founded.

I hope you will join me in honor and respect for the memory of Zachariah Walker.

Introduced as SB1349