Old Timey Crimey #56: Elijah Parish Lovejoy - "Prayer Bros"

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This week, we delve into the fascinating life and premature death of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, a man whose belief in doing the right thing was so strong, it made him a martyr.

Plus: the first underwater newspaper, the world's tallest man, and supremely ironic profession names!

Sources: “Elijah Parish Lovejoy.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah_Parish_Lovejoy“Congregational Church. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregational_church“Reverend Elijah Parish Lovejoy.” Presbyterian Historical Society. https://www.history.pcusa.org/history-online/presbyterian-history/honored-names/reverend-elijah-parish-lovejoyEdward Beecher. “Narrative of riots at Alton : in connection with the death of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy. “ https://archive.org/details/ASPC0002443400/page/n17/mode/2up“Alton, Illinois.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton,_IllinoisAmericaslibrary.govEncyclopedia BritannicaColby.eduYoutube: The History GuyNationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org

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