The Elijah P. Lovejoy memorial week continues this week, with the next event slated for Thursday. The commemoration began with the annual dinner Friday night. The Lovejoy celebration includes several events around the city to remember abolitionist and free press martyr who was shot by a pro slavery mob in November 1837 guarding his newspaper press.
Trustee with the foundation Ed Gray says Thursday at 7pm will be the annual music festival at Lovejoy Elementary School.
Lovejoy Elementary was formerly known as Central Middle School. All remaining events are free to attend. Those events include Lovejoy Day and the annual meeting next Friday, and the Vesper Service on Sunday, November 11.