|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