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Hidden Well at the Levi Coffin House This hidden spring-fed well in the Levi Coffin House is one of the special features that helped the Coffin's assist more than 2,000 slaves on their way to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

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 Southern United States, Coffin was exposed to and developed an opposition…

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Homeschool History Lesson: Levi Coffin House and the Underground Railroad Indiana

Historic Levi Coffin House in Fountain City, near Richmond.

Levi Coffin 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".

Indoor well in the basement of the Levi Coffin House - part of the Underground Railroad for slaves

Quaker Levi Coffin (1798 – 1877), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, was known as the President of the Underground Railroad. He and his wife Catherine, also a Quaker, helped about 2,000 slaves to freedom.

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.

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A great woman…

A great woman who helped others when they needed it, followed her dreams, and advanced the world in medicine- all while being told women shouldn't behave in such a way…Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012). Italian neurologist 103 years active and working. Nobel Prize (Physiology/Medicine) for her discovery of nerve growth factor. Inspiring for all women. ~ 'I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do and do not fear anything. Do not fear the difficulties: I've had many in the past and I crossed without fear, with total indifference for myself'

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Community Post: Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

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Community Post: Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

Historic photos of "White" slaves