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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Elijah Lovejoy

Born November 9, 1802

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Elijah Lovejoy Marker
Inscription.  Elijah Parish Lovejoy, a Presbyterian minister and editor of the St. Louis Observer, believed that slavery was a sin. First calling for gradual emancipation, he later became an abolitionist, but in the volient climate of 1830s St. Louis, neither stand was tolerated by slavery's proponents. Although threatened, Lovejoy insisted on the public's right to "hear both sides and let the right triumph." Seeking safety, he moved to Alton, Illinois, but mobs there smashed three presses. Defending a fourth Observer press in 1837, Lovejoy was murdered, shocking the nation. In giving his life for freedom of the press, Elijah Lovejoy gave us a better knowledge of its value.
 
Erected 1992 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.341′ N, 90° 18.183′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6332 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harold Ramis (a few steps from this marker); Barry Commoner (a few steps from this marker); Joe Garagiola (a few steps from this marker); Yogi Berra (a few steps from this marker); The Rockettes (a few steps from this marker); Jack Buck (a few steps from this marker); Henry Shaw (a few steps from this marker); Evarts Graham (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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