DelCo Black History Experience: Walker-Williams Project at Widener University – Feb 23

Posted by Widener University on January 31, 2023

We invite you to attend the inspiring Black History Month experience we call The Walker-Williams Project on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM in Widener University’s Alumni Hall.

This program highlights the extraordinary lives of two men from the same Delaware County family who both died by electrocution more than eight decades apart. Walker Carter Jr, an All-American athlete from Widener University and graduate of Chester High School was electrocuted on the job while working for PECO in June 2017. His uncle, Alexander McClay Williams, a student at The Glen Mills School, was falsely accused of stabbing a white woman in 1930 and electrocuted by The State of Pennsylvania in June 1931.

The 90-minute program will feature three short films about Walker Carter, Jr and Alexander McClay Williams. A panel discussion will follow the film screenings and include reflections from family members and friends of the two men.  The panel will also include social justice advocates, educators and artists who are committed to sharing these stories worldwide.

Though the program is free and open to the public, we request that you please RSVP by Friday, February 17, 2023. Confirmation can be sent to [email protected]

See our press release in The Chester Matters blog.

Watch the official Walker-Williams Project YouTube trailer.

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