The image below provides a close-up view of a portion of the third column of the antislavery broadside. This image has been added to not only provide the viewer with access to the type face used with the document, but also to communicate the power of Elijah Lovejoy's appeal to the antislavery community. He not only denounces the evils of slavery, but firmly stands on the rights of freedom of the press and freedom of discussion established by the Constitution of the United States. Therefore, Lovejoy's own words best express his commitment to some of the most basic freedoms that Americans now enjoy.
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