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William Howard Day

Type: 

Roadside

Abolitionist, minister, orator, editor, educator. Born in New York City; traveled in the U.S., Canada, and Britain on behalf of antislavery and free Blacks. General Secretary, A.M.E. Zion Church. Lived after 1870 in Harrisburg, where he edited the newspaper Our National Progress. The first African American elected to the Harrisburg School Board, in 1878; its president, 1891-93. Burial in Lincoln Cemetery.

Dedication Date: 

05/26/1997

Location

Lincoln & Carlisle Sts., Steelton

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.24

Longitude: 

-76.84