- Name: Elijah Parish Lovejoy
- Born: 11/09/1802
- Died: 11/07/1837 (34 years old)
Elijah Parish Lovejoy (November 9, 1802 – November 7, 1837) was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist. He was shot and killed by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on the warehouse of Benjamin Godfrey and W. S. Gillman, where Lovejoy’s press and abolitionist materials were stored.
Birth Place: Albion, Maine
Death Place: Alton, Illinois
Elijah Parish Lovejoy quotes :
While I value the good opinion of my fellow citizens as highly as anyone, I may be permitted to say that I am governed by higher considerations than either the favor or the fear of man. I am impelled to the course I have taken because I fear God.Elijah Parish Lovejoy