France[ edit ] Abolition in continental France [ edit ] InLouis Xking of France, published a decree proclaiming that "France signifies freedom" and that any slave setting foot on the French ground should be freed. This prompted subsequent governments to circumscribe slavery in the overseas colonies. He was arrested and his slaves were freed according to a declaration of the Parlement of Guyenne which stated that slavery was intolerable in France.
Daniel Lovejoy named his son "Elijah Parish" in honor of his close friend and mentor, Elijah Parisha minister who was also involved in politics.
As a result, Elijah was taught to read the Bible and other theological texts at an early age. After becoming proficient enough in Latin and mathematicshe enrolled at Waterville College now Colby College in Waterville, Maineas a sophomore in Lovejoy received financial support from minister Benjamin Tappan to continue his attendance at Waterville College.
Farwell later served as a U. In SeptemberLovejoy graduated from Waterville College with first-class honors  at the top of his class.
Dissatisfied with daily teaching, Lovejoy thought about moving to the South or Western United States. His former teachers at Waterville College advised him that he would best serve God in the West.
He stopped in New York City in mid-June, to try to find work. He eventually landed a position with the Saturday Evening Gazette as a newspaper subscription peddler. For nearly five weeks, he walked up and down streets, knocking on peoples' doors and wheedling passersby, in hopes of getting them to subscribe to the newspaper.
Chaplin sent the money that his former student so needed. Lovejoy did not think he could do well in Illinois's scantly settled land, so he headed for St. Louis, Lovejoy quickly became ill, but once recovered, he operated a school with a friend, modeled on high schools in the East.
His interest in teaching waned, however, when local editors began accepting his poems in their newspapers. This led him to a partnership with T. Miller as an editor on the St. Louis Times, a paper that supported Henry Clay for president. Working at the Times introduced him to like minded community leaders, many of whom were members of the American Colonization Society that supported the resettlement of American blacks in Africa.
Among these new acquaintances were Edward BatesHamilton R. Lovejoy occasionally hired slaves to work with him at the paper, one of whom, William Wells Brownlater recounted his experience in a memoir. Brown credits working with Lovejoy at the paper "for what little learning I obtained while in slavery.
He attended revival meetings in led by William S. Potts, pastor of First Presbyterian Church that rekindled his interest in religion for a time. However, Lovejoy admitted to his parents that "gradually these feelings all left me, and I returned to the world a more hardened sinner than ever.
Ininfluenced by the Christian revivalist movement led by abolitionist David Nelson, he joined the First Presbyterian Church and decided to become a preacher.
Louis offered to finance a Presbyterian newspaper there if Lovejoy would agree to edit it. Lovejoy accepted and on November 22,the first issue of the St. Louis Observer was published. The large Catholic community of St. Louis was offended by these attacks, but Lovejoy did not back down.
He continued his critical writings to include editorials on tobacco and liquor as well.Essay on Nation of Islam in the Light of Elijah Muhammad - Nation of Islam in the Light of Elijah Muhammad In James Baldwin met Elijah Muhammad, the leader of .
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