August 21, 2019

Today in History: Elijah Lovejoy

Today in History–November 7–the Library of Congress features Elijah Lovejoy, who was killed by a pro-slavery mob on this day in 1837. As editor of The St. Louis Observer–a newspaper started to promote religious and moral education–wrote editorials supporting emancipation. Learn more about the life and death of this champion of freedom by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources. Elijah Parish Lovejoy Was Killed By a Pro-slavery Mob from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Hawaii

Today in History–November 7–the Library of Congress features Hawaii, which ratified a state constitution on this day in 1950 (it officially became the 50th state on August 21, 1959). Find out more about the history and culture of the Crossroads of the Pacific by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more fabulous primary sources. Hawaii stories from America’s Library Oahu Railway Hawaii primary source set Hawaiian historical newspapers Hawaii … [Read more...]