Friday, February 15, 2019

Levi Coffin & the Underground Railroad at Library

Joanna Hahn, Site Manager at the Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, will present this free presentation on Tuesday February 19th at 6:00 at the Greenville Public Library. Registration is not required but seating is limited to 40. This event will be able to be viewed live via Facebook Live Stream.

Levi Coffin is often credited with the title of President of the Underground Railroad. Learn how Coffin was instrumental in leading efforts to resist the Fugitive Slave Laws by assisting freedom seekers, or runaway slaves, on their journey to Canada. Also, get a better understanding of why the Underground Railroad developed in states like Indiana and Ohio and why some historians see it as our nation’s first civil rights movement.

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