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Elijah Lovejoy

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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 images from his life, era and region, plus examples of the many courageous journalists who continue his legacy today.

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Why Is It Illegal to Walk Freely in Most of the US?

Many places in Europe allow responsible walking wherever one’s feet take them, regardless of private property. In the US? Not so much.

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Fashion History | Men's Clothing 1803 - 1830

Colorful fashion prints showing men's period clothing from 1803 - 1830.

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307 Carroll The Home where Elijah P. Alton Illinois, Southern Illinois, Madison County, Most Haunted, History Photos, Famous Men, Historical Architecture, Abandoned Places, Ancestry

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307 Carroll The Home where Elijah P. Lovejoy lived.

A redesigned website now offers access to hundreds of freedom petitions brought by enslaved people in Washington, DC, in the first half of the nineteen . African American Genealogy, African American History, History Timeline, History Facts, German Royal Family, Source Documents, Family Research, Primary Sources, Family Roots

Browse Hundreds of Documents Submitted by Enslaved People Petitioning for Freedom

A redesigned website now offers access to hundreds of freedom petitions brought by enslaved people in Washington, DC, in the first half of the nineteen ...

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Making of America Books

Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

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THEN (1834) AND NOW (1894), BY V. P. RICHMOND Alton, Illinois

Owen Lovejoy - American Lawyer, minister, abolitionist, & Republican congressman from Illinois. Conductor on the Underground Railroad. American Freedom, American Civil War, Black Republicans, Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass, Civil War Photos, Historical Quotes, American Revolution, African American History

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.

The Owen Lovejoy Home in Princeton, Il. He was a preacher in Princeton, the leading abolitionist in Illinois, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a United States congressman, the younger brother of martyred abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy of Alton, co-founder of the Republican Party in Illinois, and a political ally of Abraham Lincoln, whom Lincoln called his "most generous friend." Underground Railroad, Get Educated, Republican Party, Black History, Abraham Lincoln, Museums, Illinois, Brother, United States

The Owen Lovejoy Home in Princeton, Il. He was a preacher in Princeton, the leading abolitionist in Illinois, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a United States congressman, the younger brother of martyred abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy of Alton, co-founder of the Republican Party in Illinois, and a political ally of Abraham Lincoln, whom Lincoln called his "most generous friend."

TIL that Prudence Crandall was a school teacher in Connecticut who made history in 1832 when she accepted and African American girl Sarah Harris into her class making it the first integrated school house in the US. African American Girl, American Girls, Today In Black History, Sarah Harris, Private School, A 17, School Teacher, Black Girls, American Girl

Prudence Crandall - Wikipedia

a Quaker school teacher, Prudence Crandall fought for integrated education for black students in 1830s America

Elijah Lovejoy's final speech before the abolitionist was killed by a mob while defending his printing press. Printing Press, Civil Rights, Ancestry, Illinois, Equality, Rebel, Hug, Freedom, College

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Elijah Lovejoy's final speech before the abolitionist was killed by a mob while defending his printing press.

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Albion – Distilled History

One of my favorite television programs is American Experience on PBS. Known for their well-produced and in-depth historical documentaries, American Experience has been simply killing it lately. “Death and the Civil War“ aired back in November, a film based on the fantastic book This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust. Recently, they aired another...

Elijah Lovejoy's Alton Observer newspaper Pearl Harbor, Newspaper, Illinois, Journaling File System

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Elijah Lovejoy's Alton Observer newspaper