Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798 – September 16, 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.

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  • リーヴァイ・コフィン(Levi Coffin, 1798年 - 1877年)は、アメリカノースカロライナ州クリーヴランド出身クエーカー教徒。奴隷廃止論者として有名。 奴隷廃止運動の最前線に立つリーダーとして認められていた。自宅を開放して、何千人もの黒人奴隷を匿った。
  • Levi Coffin war ein amerikanischer Quäker, Abolitionist und Geschäftsmann. Er war stark an der Underground Railroad in Indiana und Ohio beteiligt. Sein Haus wurde oftmals als "Grand Central Station der Underground Railroad" bezeichnet. Auf Grund der entflohenen Sklaven, deren Zahl in die Tausende ging und durch seine Fürsorge, welche er ihnen bei ihrer Flucht vor ihren Herren zukommen ließ, trug er den Spitznamen "Präsident der Underground Railroad". Coffin immigrierte 1826 von North Carolina nach Indiana, nach einer Verfolgung der Quäker durch Sklavenhalter. In Indiana leitete er ein lokales Geschäft, war Filialleiter einer Niederlassung der Bank of Indiana in Richmond sowie Händler und Landwirt. Seine Stellung in der Gemeinde erlaubte es ihm, genügend Geldmittel zu versorgen, die für die Versorgung der Underground Railroad Tätigkeiten in seiner Region notwendig waren, was Nahrungsmittel, Kleidung und Transportmitteln einschloss. Auf Drängen von Freunden in der Anti-Sklaverei-Bewegung zog er 1847 nach Cincinnati und betrieb dort ein Warenlager, das nur Güter verkaufte, die von freien Arbeitern produziert wurden. Trotz beachtlicher Fortschritte in seinem Geschäft war das Unternehmen unrentabel, so dass er 1857 gezwungen war es zu verkaufen. Als die Sklaverei nach dem Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg abgeschafft worden war, reiste Coffin quer durch den Mittleren Westen der Vereinigten Staaten und ins Ausland nach Frankreich und Großbritannien, wo er entscheidend an der Bildung von Hilfsorganisationen beteiligt war, welche die freien Sklaven mit Nahrungsmitteln, Kleidung, Geldmitteln und Bildung versorgten.
  • Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798 – September 16, 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 to slavery as a child. He followed his family and immigrated to Indiana from North Carolina in 1826 following a persecution of the Quakers by the slave-holders. In Indiana he quickly became a local business leader as a merchant and farmer. The wealth he accumulated allowed him to become a major investor in the Richmond branch of the Bank of Indiana where he served as director during the 1830s. His position in the community allowed him to provide most of the funds necessary to supply food, clothing, and transportation for the Underground Railroad operations in his region. At the urging of friends in the anti-slavery movement, he moved to Cincinnati in 1847 to operate a warehouse selling only goods produced by free labor. Despite making considerable progress with the business, the venture was unprofitable and he was forced to abandon the enterprise in 1857. Throughout the period, he continued to assist hundreds of runaway slaves by lodging them in his Ohio home. After slavery was abolished following the American Civil War, Coffin traveled around the Midwestern United States and abroad to France and Great Britain where he was instrumental in forming aid societies to provide food, clothing, funds, and education to the freed slaves. He retired during the 1870s and wrote an autobiography that was published a year before his death.
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  • Levi Coffin (October 28, 1798 – September 16, 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.
  • Levi Coffin war ein amerikanischer Quäker, Abolitionist und Geschäftsmann. Er war stark an der Underground Railroad in Indiana und Ohio beteiligt. Sein Haus wurde oftmals als "Grand Central Station der Underground Railroad" bezeichnet. Auf Grund der entflohenen Sklaven, deren Zahl in die Tausende ging und durch seine Fürsorge, welche er ihnen bei ihrer Flucht vor ihren Herren zukommen ließ, trug er den Spitznamen "Präsident der Underground Railroad".
  • リーヴァイ・コフィン(Levi Coffin, 1798年 - 1877年)は、アメリカノースカロライナ州クリーヴランド出身クエーカー教徒。奴隷廃止論者として有名。 奴隷廃止運動の最前線に立つリーダーとして認められていた。自宅を開放して、何千人もの黒人奴隷を匿った。
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