Elijah Lovejoy November 7th 1837: Part one
September 22, 2010
Elijah Lovejoy was the editor of the Alton Observer. On three occasions, his printing press was destroyed by pro-slavery factions who wanted to stop his publishing abolitionist views. On November 7, 1837, a pro-slavery mob approached a warehouse belonging to merchant Winthrop Sargent Gilman that held Lovejoy’s fourth printing press.
To be Continued…