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1911 Coatesville PA negro lynching.....

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August 14, 1911

THE ALLENTOWN LEADER, August 14, 1911 

* Harry Atwood famous airplane flight 
* Coatesville PA Pennsylvania 
* Negro lynching

The front page has a one column headline: "Atwood Flying From St. Louis To New York"

Page 4 has one column headlines that include:

"Coatesville Colored Man Lynched"
"Hospital Cot Is Pyre"
"Beaten With Clubs When He Leaped From Fire"

and more (see photos). 1st report coverage on the lynching of a Negro, Zachariah Walker, in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Light browning with little margin wear, mainly along spine, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: In 1911, the lynching in Coatesville of Zachariah Walker, a black man who killed a white mill policeman Edgar Rice, prompted the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to investigate and called for an end to lynching nationwide. The lynching was the last in Pennsylvania and is said to have left a stain on the City's image.

Category: The 20th Century