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Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, and businessman. Coffin was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio and his home is often called "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad". He was nicknamed "President of the Underground Railroad" because of the thousands of slaves that are reported to have passed through his care while escaping their masters. Born in the South, Coffin was exposed to and developed a disgust for slavery...
Levi Coffin State Historic Site Learn more about home where Levi and Catharine Coffin helped more than 2,000 slaves escape to freedom. (Building - #66000009 on the National Register of Historic Places.
historic photos of "white" slaves
Historic Photographs Of White Slaves
Ryan White - (1971 - 1990) - The face of AIDS during the early days of awareness in this country. A hemophiliac, Ryan became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment and was diagnosed in 1984. He was initially only given 6 months to live but survived for 5 more years & became a national spokesperson.