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Steelton in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Howard Day

(1825 - 1900)

 
 
William Howard Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. William Howard Day Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 14.617′ N, 76° 50.267′ W. Marker is in Steelton, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Carlisle St., on the left when traveling north on Lincoln Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paxton Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Parson John Elder House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Paxton Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Paxton Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harrisburg
Marker is at entrance to Baldwin Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Marker is at entrance to Baldwin Cemetery
William Howard Day is not buried here. See Lincoln Cemetery marker for photo of cemetery.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); John Harris, Jr. (approx. 1.4 miles away); William Maclay, Esq. (approx. 1.4 miles away); John W. Geary (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Entry on Day from the Literary and Cultural Map of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 16, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkCivil RightsEducationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,504 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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