‘His legacy lives on’: K. Leroy Irvis, Pennsylvania’s only black House speaker, remembered

BY: - February 20, 2019

K. Leroy Irvis is remembered as “the Lion of Pennsylvania” — a civil rights champion, incorruptible force for good, and the commonwealth’s first black state House speaker. Perhaps less noted is his great sense of humor. Once, while criticizing the death penalty on the House floor, Irvis was accused of being a “do-gooder” by a […]