Coffin, Levi

Coffin, Levi, 1798–1877, American abolitionist, b. North Carolina. In 1826 he moved to the Quaker settlement of Newport (now Fountain City), Ind., where he kept a store until 1847. His home became a leading station of the Underground Railroad , and he was a leader in organizing the region to aid fugitive slaves. In 1864 he went to England to organize an English Freedman's Aid Society, and in 1867 he attended the International Anti-Slavery Conference in Paris as a delegate.

See his Reminiscences (3d ed. 1898, repr. 1968).

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