ALTON — The Lovejoy Memorial has announced the itinerary for Lovejoy Week 2014.
Each year, the group presents the Lovejoy Human Rights award to individuals who have made contributions to help others in the community. The group also awards scholarships to graduates of Alton High School and Marquette Catholic High School. This year, the board approved Academic Achievement Awards of $3,000 for nine graduates and a Lovejoy Scholarship of $25,000 for one graduate.
The group’s goal is to perpetuate the legacy of Elijah P. Lovejoy, the abolitionist minister and journalist killed by a mob in Alton on Nov. 7, 1837. Lovejoy’s death was commemorated by a monument installed in 1897 in Alton’s City Cemetery.
Lovejoy Week 2014
Music Festival — 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Lovejoy Elementary School, 1043 Tremont St., Alton. Alton School District students will perform at the festival.
Annual Dinner — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, Trimpe Advanced Technology Center, Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road. Madison County Urban League President and CEO Brenda Walker McCain and Lovejoy Memorial co-founder the late Jesse Lundun Cannon will receive Human Rights Awards. Tickets are $30; call (618) 466-9240 for reservations.
Lovejoy Day — 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, Alton City Cemetery, 600 Pearl St. Scholarships will be awarded.
Annual Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, James M. Bailey Library, Alton High School, 4200 Humbert Road. Officers will be nominated and installed.
For more information, call Lovejoy Memorial Trustee Ed Gray at (618) 466-9240.