In 1987, the 199th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) established a list of honored names to recognize Presbyterians who died serving the church. Nominations are accepted for additions to the list. Click here for more information.
Elijah Lovejoy was an outspoken proponent of abolition, and he continued to publish his antislavery newspaper despite repeated attacks on his printing press. He was killed in 1837 by a mob that stormed the warehouse in Alton, Illinois, where he had tried to hide and protect his press.