Last night at MJ Freed Theater, Remembering Walker ‘Baby’ Carter, a short documentary film illuminating Walker’s life in Chester, PA, was shown.


Walker Carter graduated Chester High School in 1974 and was a star multi-sport athlete at CHS and Widener University; became the first African American football and track & field coach at Widener University; and worked for over 30 years as a dedicated Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO) lineman before suffering a fatal accident on the job nearly two years ago.

The video brings to life all that Walker did to pave the way for his family, friends, neighbors and proteges, as well as demonstrate the influence he had as a bright light in the city of Chester. Following the screening, his family, teammates, coworkers, and a coach shared memories that celebrated Walker’s illustrious life.

This film is the second video in the “Illuminate Chester” series made possible by a $40,000 grant from PECO to The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) and intends to shed light on the stories that have defined Chester’s past and continue to shape the city’s future.

The film was directed by Chester Made Project Manager Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter.