William Howard Day

William Howard Day (HM4DV)

Location: Harrisburg, PA 17113 Dauphin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 14.617', W 76° 50.267'

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(1825 - 1900)

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.
HM NumberHM4DV
Year Placed1997
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 343681 N 4456416
Decimal Degrees40.24361667, -76.83778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.617', W 76° 50.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 37.02" N, 76° 50' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Carlisle St, Harrisburg PA 17113, US
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