Despair not

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May 26, 2011
In These Times
by Sandra Steingraber  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"In Alton, Ill., downstream from Peoria, the Illinois River town where I grew up, the abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy was pumped full of bullets on a dark November night by a mob intent on silencing the man once and for all. On this evening, they succeeded. By dawn, Elijah was dead, and his printing press — the means by which he distributed his radical ideas — lay at the bottom of the Mississippi River. The year was 1837. The Rev. Lovejoy, a Presbyterian minister who attended Princeton Theological Seminary, was buried on this 35th birthday. But the story doesn’t end there." (05/25/11)  

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