abolition http://wuis.org en Clemency Sought For Illinois Abolitionists http://wuis.org/post/clemency-sought-illinois-abolitionists <p>Illinois' lieutenant governor is seeking clemency for Illinois abolitionists convicted for fighting slavery. &nbsp;<br>The Carbondale Democrat's office is working with historians and experts to identify men and women around Illinois who were convicted of violating slavery laws. &nbsp;<br>Slavery was abolished in Illinois in 1824, but laws prohibited people from harboring or helping slaves. &nbsp; Thu, 04 Jul 2013 10:23:43 +0000 Sean Crawford 5226 at http://wuis.org Clemency Sought For Illinois Abolitionists