Coalhouse Walker Jr.

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African-American jazz pianist from the 1975 novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow, set in Jazz Age New York City. The novel was turned into a 1981 film by Paramount Pictures. In the film, Coalhouse Walker Jr. was played by Howard E. Rollins Jr.

After his Model T Ford is wrecked by the fire department, he turns violent and occupies the Morgan Library, and threatens to blow it up.

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