The Death of Elijah Lovejoy

After he was driven out of St. Louis for expressing controversial views, city leaders in Alton, Illinois tried to tell publisher Elijah Lovejoy what he was allowed to discuss in his newspaper. What happened next made Lovejoy one of the first men to die defending the freedom of the press. He has also been called the first death of the American Civil War. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

Mar 18, 2019 | 15:00 | Lance Geiger,

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