Elijah Parish Lovejoy


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(1802–37), born in Maine, became editor of the Abolitionist St. Louis Observer (1833), but was forced to move to Alton, Ill. (1836), when he was threatened with violence. The press on which he printed the Alton Observer was attacked four times, and he was killed in defending it.


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