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Elijah Parish Lovejoy
b. November 9, 1802 – d. November 7, 1837 • Abolitionist • Martyr • Presbyterian
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Lovejoy, Elijah P.
Lovejoy, Elijah P.(1802–37). American newspaper editor and martyred abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy died in defense of his right to print antislavery material in the period leading up to the American Civil War (1861–65). His brother Owen Lovejoy (1811–64) carried on the antislavery movement in Illinois
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Lovejoy, Elijah Parish
Lovejoy, Elijah Parish (1802–1837)Presbyterian editor; martyred abolitionistLovejoy was born in Albion, Maine, the son of a Congregational pastor. After graduating from Baptist-sponsored Waterville College (Maine), Lovejoy went to St. Louis, Missouri, where he established a private high school. He