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Elijah Parish Lovejoy: A Rememberance

Elijah Parish Lovejoy: A Rememberance

A martyr of free speech and freedom of the press, Elijah Parish Lovejoy was Colby's valedictorian in 1826, As a minister, editor, and ardent abolitionist, Lovejoy swore his "eternal opposition to slavery." He was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in 1837 at the site of his abolitionist newspaper. Hardcover letterpress book.

On campus, Colby's Lovejoy building is named in his honor, and the hearthstone from his home in Albion, Maine by the flagpole on the center campus.

Publication Date: 
January 1, 1900