Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Contextualizing the Founders: Knox College, Abolition, and Praxis


Analyzing the abolition of notable men like George Washington Gale, Jonathan Blanchard, William W. Brown and Elijah P. Lovejoy, and how their praxis is at odds with their abolition. 

Written by Matt Lande

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Religious Conflict and the Evolution of Abolitionism at Knox College


Exploring the differing abolitionist views of Congregationalists and Presbyterians in Galesburg and how this shaped Knox College's foundations. Written by Sophia Auron.

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The Influence of Anti-Slavery Pamphlets During The Abolitionist Movement


A deep dive into anti-slavery pamphlets such as The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1840, The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1841, The Liberty Almanac for 1847, and The Abolitionist. The analysis of these pamphlets connects the abolitionist movement with religious motivations, white savior efforts, and the unsafe climate of Illinois at the time that Knox and Galesburg were founded. Written by Isabel Oliver

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