Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker: Death in a Pennsylvania Steel Town by Dennis B. Downey

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker: Death in a Pennsylvania Steel Town

byDennis B. Downey, Raymond M. Hyser

Kobo ebook | June 7, 2011

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On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched—burned alive—by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police officer. Investigated by the NAACP, the horrific incident garnered national and international attention. Despite this scrutiny, a conspiracy of silence shrouded the events, and the accused men and boys were found not guilty at trial. On the 100th anniversary of the lynching and the 20th anniversary of the book’s original release as No Crooked Death, authors Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser bring new insight to events that rocked a community.
Title:Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker: Death in a Pennsylvania Steel TownFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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