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Levi Coffin, self-proclaimed “President of the Underground Railroad,” was born in Guilford County, North Carolina (near Greensboro). Coffin, a Quaker and abolitionist, grew weary of living in a slave state surrounded by the brutality of the slave system. He left North Carolina in 1826 for free state Indiana and eventually settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. In both Indiana and Ohio Levi Coffin and his family supported fugitive slaves seeking freedom. (UNC School of Education, “The Quakers and Anti-slavery,” and “Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad”)

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UNC School of Education. “The Quakers and Anti-slavery.” Learn NC: North Carolina Digital    History. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-antebellum/4783 (Accessed November 20, 2012).

UNC School of Education. “Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad.” Learn NC: North         Carolina Digital History. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-antebellum/4739 (Accessed November 20, 2012).

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Levi Coffin, Civil War Era NC, accessed October 27, 2021, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/645.