The Elijah P. Lovejoy memorial week continues today at both the Alton Middle School and the Alton City Cemetery. 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 the play "Principles on Trial" will be featured as part of the noon remembrance at Alton City Cemetery.
There will also be a pair of performances of the play "Principles on Trial" at Alton Middle School. Gray says the goal is to help students better understand the importance of Lovejoy not only to this area, but in American history.