Coatesville (PA) Lynching Timelines: Catto Postscript

Zachariah Walker, a black steel worker in Coatesville, PA (in Chester County, just outside of Philadelphia) is lynched, while a crowd of estimated up to 5,000 men, women and children watched. Against local opposition, 15 white males were charged and tried; however, none were convicted. A large crowd outside of the court room cheered, as an all white jury delivered the verdict.