Lovejoy is a little-known historical figure from the anti-slavery movement in the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War. This board is a place to capture…
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Owen Lovejoy; 1811-1864; an American lawyer, Congregational minister, abolitionist, and Republican congressman from Illinois. He was also a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. After his brother Elijah Lovejoy was murdered in November 1837 by pro-slavery forces, Owen became the leader of abolitionists in Illinois.