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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Lovejoy, a White Presbyterian minister, was the editor of the St. Louis Observer, and abolitionist, anti-Jacksonian paper. After his printing press had been destroyed for a third time, because of his critical opinions on slavery, he moved to Alton, IL. There he started the Alton Observer and in November 1837, a mob attacked the paper’s warehouse and murdered Lovejoy.

  • Teaching a People’s History of Abolition and the Civil War by Adam Sanchez (Author). A collection of 10 classroom-tested lesson plans on one of the most transformative periods of US history. These lessons encourage students to take a critical look at the popular narrative that focuses on Abraham Lincoln as the Great Emancipator and ignores the resistance of abolitionists and enslaved people.