Abolitionist Movement



Y/M/D Description Place
1837/11/00 Elijah Parish Lovejoy is murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on Godfrey and Gillman's warehouse to destroy his press and abolitionist materials. Alton, Illinois
1837/12/07 As Bostonians gathered at Faneuil Hall to discuss Elijah P Lovejoy's murder in Alton, Attorney general James T Austin compares the killers to 1776 patriots who fought against the British. Phillips praises Lovejoy as a defender of liberty. Faneuil Hall, Boston
1837/12/07 William Ellery Channing sponsores an antislavery meeting at Faneuil Hall, Boston. Faneuil Hall, Boston
1837/12/18 Samuel May writes to William Garrison asking to publish a letter in the Liberator he wrote to Beriah Green so that the public will be aware "that some of us do heartily disapprove the course of Lovejoy and his associates."
1837/12/18 In a letter to William Garrison, Samuel May is critical of the Boston city government for objecting to using Faneuil Hall as an antislavery meeting sponsored by William Ellery Channing. Faneuil Hall, Boston

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