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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Coatesville 1911

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A reminder from The Coatesville Historical Commission:

This Saturday, August 13th from 9-12pm at The Lukens Executive Building will be the 100th anniversary remembrance of the lynching of Zachariah Walker. A lecture from celebrated author and scholar Dr. Dennis Downey of Millersville University describing from his recently re-published book on the lynching and his recently published book describing the aftermath of the lynching of Zachariah Walker. There will be a Q&A panel including Dr. Downey, James Kennedy, mayor of South Coatesville and local civic and spiritual leaders. Followed by a book signing.

Also, the Commission is selling Dr. Dennis Downey’s new book “Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker” for $19.99. Please support the commission and purchase your book from us (priced the same at retail stores). You can contact me via email, thanks!!! See attached for the website for Dr. Downey’s new book:


  1. For the love of Pete why are we celebrating this? This isn't about celebrating but learning from the past. It's ridiculous in my opinion that the 'historical society' is advertising this. Seriously how stupid can they be? Great now we just divide the City more. I cannot tell you how embarrassed I was to walk up to City Hall and see this on the door. I want the City to learn from its past but to 'Celebrate' this really seems more self centered then community driven.

  2. There were between 100 and 200 people at the Historical Society event in Coatesville today. People want to know what happened in 1911 and why it happened.
    There is general feeling of animosity between West Chester Borough and the City of Coatesville. I think it’s in part a patrician vs. working class animosity dating back to even beyond the industrial revolution. But I think the Lynching of Zack Walker plays a large part in why West Chester looks down its nose at the City of Coatesville.


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