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7, November 2017

Elijah Lovejoy: An American Martyr

“Elijah Parish Lovejoy died in Alton, Illinois, on November 7, 1837. He died, so far as is known, as the only martyr in the United States of America to the cause of the Freedom of the Press.” So reads the legal motion to close the case of Lovejoy’s estate, 100 years after his death sparked new passion in the abolitionist movement. Read more »

5, April 2011

Best Paper Award Announced

 

 

 

Fontbonne University recently announced the winner of the Best Paper Award from last October’s “Collective Memory in St. Louis” conference, which was co-sponsored by the Missouri History Museum. The paper, written by Notre Dame’s Daniel A. Graff, recontextualizes the life and legacy of journalist and celebrated abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy. Read the full article below - hint: click on the title or use the "full page" icon on the lower right hand corner for a better view.

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