Hollidaysburg native Dr. George Walker was a local dentist and founder of the Blair County Chapter of the NAACP. Chairperson of the African American Heritage Project of Blair County Harriett Gaston spoke at the Hollidaysburg Library’s Talking History Lecture Series in early December about Dr. Walker.
Walker was a native son of Hollidaysburg and was very much involved in the Civil Rights in the Commonwealth of PA.
“We need to realize that he was very much into the Civil Rights,” Gaston said.
At the end, though, his rights were violated because he couldn’t be buried where he wante...