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Lovejoy, Elijah Parish (09 November 1802–07 November 1837), abolitionist editor and preacher, was born near Albion, Maine, the son of Daniel Lovejoy, a Congregational preacher and farmer, and Elizabeth Pattee. Lovejoy graduated from Waterville (now Colby) College in 1826 and a year later moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he conducted a private school and edited the ...

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Scott, William Alexander, II (29 September 1902–07 February 1934), newspaper publisher, was born in Edwards, Mississippi, the son of the Reverend William Alexander Scott, Sr., a Christian church minister and owner of a printing shop that produced church publications, and Emeline Southall, a typesetter who printed her husband’s publications. Scott learned printing from his mother. At Jackson College in Mississippi (1920–1922) and at Morehouse College in Atlanta (1923–1925), he studied business and mathematics. He helped publish the Morehouse yearbook, was a quarterback on the football team, and with his older brother Aurelius became a champion debater. He left college without graduating....

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Tresca, Carlo (09 March 1879–11 January 1943), anarcho-syndicalist labor leader and newspaper editor, was born in Sulmona, Abruzzi, Italy, the son of Filippo Tresca, a landowner, and Filomena Faciano. He attended a scuola technica (commercial high school) in Sulmona. His family could not afford to send him to a university. After joining the Italian Socialist party as a young man, Tresca became local secretary of the (Railroad) Firemen’s and Engineers’ Union and editor of ...