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The Religious Affiliation of, Abolitionist
Elijah Lovejoy


From: Catherine M. Barsotti and Robert K. Johnston, Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith, Baker Books: Grand Rapids, Michigan (2004), page 57:
If you want to read more about this event [the events portrayed in the movie Amistad (1997)], there are several nonfictional and fictional accounts of the Amistad Africans. In addition, the United Church of Christ reprinted a small book titled Amistad: The Slave Uprising Aboard the Spanish Schooner, by Helen Kromer. As was noted above, some of the history was not captured in the film nor even portrayed correctly. Quakers opposed slavery early. Presbyterian Elijah Parish Lovejoy was martyred as an abolitionist. However, it was the Congregationalists who provided the strongest and most widespread support for the aboltionist movement and who were involved in the Amistad trials.

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