City’s New Treasurer Says Racist Officials Won’t Seat Her

The newly elected treasurer of a small city in western Pennsylvania asserted in a lawsuit that city officials plotted to block her from taking office because she is black.

  • Published 9 January 2020

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The newly elected treasurer of a small city in western Pennsylvania asserted in a lawsuit that city officials plotted to block her from taking office because she is black. Uniontown Treasurer-elect Antoinette Hodge alleged that a city councilman, Martin Gatti, took action to prevent her from being sworn in as scheduled this week and called her a “colored girl” in a discussion with officials at a bonding agency. Gatti, a defendant in the lawsuit, has… Read at AP News